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    Dear teachers,

    I would like to know if there are any ways/tricks, instead of rote-learning, to remember those verbs and nouns that trigger the subjuncitve.

    Verbs that trigger the subjuncitve: ask, demand, desire, insist, prefer, propose, recommend, request, reuire, suggest, urge.
    Nouns that trigger the subjunctive: essential, imperative, important, necessary.

    Seemingly, there are some common characteristics among those verbs and nouns but I can't tell what they are.
    Thank you very much for your help.

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    Re: Verbs that trigger the subjunctive

    Quote Originally Posted by Deepurple View Post
    Dear teachers,

    I would like to know if there are any ways/tricks, instead of rote-learning, to remember those verbs and nouns that trigger the subjuncitve.

    Verbs that trigger the subjuncitve: ask, demand, desire, insist, prefer, propose, recommend, request, reuire, suggest, urge.
    Nouns that trigger the subjunctive: essential, imperative, important, necessary.

    Seemingly, there are some common characteristics among those verbs and nouns but I can't tell what they are.
    Thank you very much for your help.
    The commonality is that something that is not true at the moment should/must become true in the future.

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    Re: Verbs that trigger the subjunctive

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    The commonality is that something that is not true at the moment should/must become true in the future.
    Oh, I see! Thank you very much.

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