Subjunctive mood : GMAT Verbal Section
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# Subjunctive mood

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03 Aug 2007, 10:11
Do subjunctive mood sentences modify the auxiliary verb?

The judge required that Danny be removed from the courtroom.
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04 Aug 2007, 02:12
No...this is not a modification.
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04 Aug 2007, 13:09
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No...this is not a modification.

Several senior officials spoke to the press on condition that they not be named in the story.
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12 Aug 2007, 11:46
Bowing to popular pressure, the commission

ordered that

the marshals

be arrested
and
be sent

to the correctional facility.
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12 Aug 2007, 21:11
In the subjunctive, actually, we are dealing with orders/commands/requirements, so it's in actuality the imperative mood. In the imperative mood, we use the infinitive minus the 'to'.

ie.

The Fuhrer demanded that he be sent to the front line.

Subjunctive would be:

If the Furher were to demand his services, he would be sent to the front line.

Anytime you see 'were' and something that isn't true in the first part, would is always used in the untrue part of the sentence.
12 Aug 2007, 21:11
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