Thursday, June 28, 2007

The subjunctive in action

One important use of the subjunctive is to express a wish or desire. For instance:

use of the subjunctive to express a wish or desire

Note the use of the subjunctive form of the verb joder which, as this is a family blog, I am not at liberty to translate, the AngloSaxon form being considered offensive by many. The writer of the sign is expressing the wish that bankers and speculators engage in an activity which might be considered both obscene and biologically implausible.

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