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    Subject and Verb

    What is the subject and verb for this?
    1. To request that email notification begin, click "Request Change of Address" above. (Why isn't 'begin' 'begins'?)

    2. What are the subject and the verb? ('are' refers to each one in a set)
    3. What is the subject and the verb? ('is' refers to each one individually)
    2. For the question above, does it matter if I use #2 or #3? When would you use #2 and #3?
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    Re: Subject and Verb

    The verb is underlined; it's an imperative verb, a command, so the subject is implied (you):


    1. To request that email notification begin, click "Request Change of Address" above.

    Note, the verb request takes a subjunctive verb (i.e., begin, not begins)

    2a. What are these two things: (1) the subject and (2) the verb?
    2b. What is the subject and (what is) the verb?

    Note, for sentence 1., I'd use, "What's the subject, and what's the verb?

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    Re: Subject and Verb

    Note, the verb request takes a subjunctive verb (i.e., begin, not begins)
    1. So 'request' takes a subjuntive verb because it is after the word 'to' (after the word 'to' you have to use the base word?) ? So do you mean this:
    2. To request that email notification to begin, click "Request Change of Address" above.

    3. To request that email notification begins, click "Request Change of Address" above. (So this is incorrect? Why the subject isn't 'email notification'?)

    What's a subjuntive verb and imperative verb? How do you know if it is a subjuntive verb? Could you give me some examples? Thanks. Also, do you have a webpage that I could go to about 'subjunctive verb' and 'imperative verb'?

    I don't get this. What's the difference in meaning between these two?
    4. Also, do you have a webpage that I could go to about 'subjenctive verb'?
    5. Also, do you have a webpage that I can go to about 'subjenctive verb'?
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    Re: Subject and Verb

    http://www.usingenglish.com/glossary/subjunctive.html

    The subjunctive is the mood of a verb used to show hopes doubts wishes etc.
    1. God save the Queen. (I totally, don't get this. Why isn't 'save' 'saves'? How is it showing hopes, doubts, and wishes?)

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    Re: Subject and Verb

    1. A subjunctive verb does not come after 'to', so 2. is incorrect. The structure of 3. is as follows:

    Adverbial clause: In order to request that email notification begin,
    Main Verb: click
    Object of the verb: "Request Change of Address"

    Have you tried the UsingEnglish.com Glossary?

    4. Also, do you have a webpage that I could ...? (Polite request)
    5. Also, do you have a webpage that I can ...? (Ability)

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    Re: Subject and Verb

    Thanks.

    Sorry, I sitll have no clue about this :

    1. A subjunctive verb does not come after 'to', so 2. is incorrect. The structure of 3. is as follows:
    Adverbial clause: In order to request that email notification begin,
    Main Verb: click
    Object of the verb: "Request Change of Address"
    Have you tried the UsingEnglish.com Glossary?
    Could you give me some examples of sentences like the one above? I think I get what you're saying but how do you know when you don't have to add a -s?

    Also, here is an example I found from usingenglish.com but I don't get it.
    1. God save the Queen. (I totally, don't get this. Why isn't 'save' 'saves'? How is it showing hopes, doubts, and wishes?)
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    Re: Subject and Verb

    Thanks.

    I get the subjunctive now. I did some reserach.


    subjunctive a statement contrary to fact.
    1. I request that Jill pick up the ball. (How is this statement contray to fact?)


    3. To request that email notification begin, click "Request Change of Address" above.
    I still don't really get this one though. How can I change the form to make it look like the one above?
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    God save the Queen.
    The speaker wants God to save the Queen. If it was God saves the Queen it would be a declarative sentence, which is clearly not the intention. It is a wish, or hope.

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    Re: Subject and Verb

    Thanks.

    What about these:
    1. I request that Jill pickup the ball.
    2. I request that Jill to pickup the ball. (Is this correct? What does it mean with 'to'?)

    What do these mean?
    3. The speaker wants God to save the Queen.
    4. The speaker wants God save the Queen. (Is this correct? If not, why?)

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