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    Dear TDOL,

    1) What I want to know in fact is if the expression "to be scared that" needs a subjuntive mood like "to demand that, to request that, to insist that, to suggest that, to recommend that ..."

    2) Yes I was just going to correct my mistake.
    "that" = subordinating conjunction?
    "But" = coordinating conjunction?

    Thank you for your help.
    Héla

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    Dear TDOL,

    What is the difference between a conjunction and a conjunct?

    Best regards,
    Hela

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    Quote Originally Posted by hela
    Dear TDOL,

    1) What I want to know in fact is if the expression "to be scared that" needs a subjuntive mood like "to demand that, to request that, to insist that, to suggest that, to recommend that ..."

    2) Yes I was just going to correct my mistake.
    "that" = subordinating conjunction?
    "But" = coordinating conjunction?

    Thank you for your help.
    Héla
    The expression "be scared" does not take the subjunctive, but it often takes a modal verb.

    I was scared/afraid that he might/would/could....

    That is not a passive verb, but a verb + adjective. It is different from: It was demanded that he leave. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by hela
    Dear TDOL,

    What is the difference between a conjunction and a conjunct?

    Best regards,
    Hela
    I don't use the word "conjunct" for grammar, but I would assume it is one of two things conjoined by a conjunction. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by hela
    Dear TDOL,

    What is the difference between a conjunction and a conjunct?

    Best regards,
    Hela
    I don't use the word "conjunct" for grammar, but I would assume it is one of two things conjoined by a conjunction. :wink:

    You are so right--and cool. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by hela
    Dear TDOL,

    What is the difference between a conjunction and a conjunct?

    Best regards,
    Hela
    I don't use the word "conjunct" for grammar, but I would assume it is one of two things conjoined by a conjunction. :wink:

    You are so right--and cool. :D
    Phew! :wink:

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