Subjunctive – Exercises

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Exercises

Complete the sentences with the correct verb. (formulaic subjunctive)

  1. what may.
  2. If we cannot go on holiday this year, then so it!
  3. God us, every one! (A Christmas Carol)
  4. Long our noble queen! (UK national anthem)
  5. the force be with you! (Star Wars)

Complete the sentences with the correct verb. (mandative subjunctive)

  1. He suggests that everybody an effort.
  2. We insist that more money invested in education.
  3. They demanded that the president something about the situation.
  4. The psychologists recommended that the criminal in prison.
  5. It is important that each patient comfortable.

Type in the verbs in the volitional subjunctive.

  1. If only they (have)  more time!wish|past form of the indicative is identical to the form of the volitional subjunctive
  2. I wish you (come)  to our party!wish|past form of the indicative is identical to the form of the volitional subjunctive
  3. If only the weather (be)  a little better!conditional sentence, type II|the form of the volitional subjunctive of be is were in all forms
  4. I wish they (live/not)  that far away.wish|past form of the indicative is identical to the form of the volitional subjunctive
  5. Would you mind if I (open)  the window?conditional sentence, type II|past form of the indicative is identical to the form of the volitional subjunctive