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Subjunctive mood

I've heard that subjunctive mood verbs are used the in sense of urgent or importance. But I couldn't find a complete list naming all of those verbs showing that fact up in mind that we may have new ...
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Why is it 'come' and not 'comes' in 'it is important that he come…'?

We usually add 's' or 'es' to the first form of the verb when the subject is a third person. I do not understand why 's' hasn't been added to the verb "come" in the following sentence: It is ...
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What is the grammar behind “insisted he >do<”? [duplicate]

Unfortunately, he forgot to support the brickwork above the hole he had made, and the bedroom floor above sagged about a meter and they had to call in a builder to put it right. It was his wife who ...
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“be” as the main verb of clause

Stackoverflow requires all users be polite and helpful when answering a question. Stackoverflow requires that all users act polite and helpful when answering a question. Is the first ...
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I suggest that he go/goes?

I suggest that he go to the doctor as soon as he returns from taking examination. Book says because the sentence involves suggestion so there should be go instead of goes. What kind of rule is this?
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Which is right? “require that it have” or “require it to have”?

Additionally, to achieve goals, the organization requires that it have hardworking leaders, people get motivated, attempts be organized, decisions be made, and operations be controlled and directed. ...
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Different meanings of “recommends people eat” and “recommends people to eat”?

Are there the different meanings between the following two sentences? The association recommends (that) people eat smaller portions at lunch. The association recommends people to eat smaller ...
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“it's truly vital that he or she becomes/become familiar with the reasons”?

Please have a look at sentence below: Before one votes on the proposition, it's truly vital that he or she becomes/become familiar with the reasons for voting both for the proposition and against ...
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omitting “s” in subjunctive mood

1.Etiquette requires that the bride's father makes a speech. 2.The situation requires that he go there. UPDATED: These are two different sentences. My questions are about those, not only one of ...
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require that X be used VS. require X to be used

Some cities have a rule requiring that a certain percentage of the budget be used to fund public art. I am wondering the reason for being omitted the preposition to before used to.
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Insist+ that-clause

I have a question regarding the correct usage of 'insist' in a sentence. So, I don't know which one I should write: My mother insisted that I should stay at home for a couple of days due to my ...
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Which requires he “be” injected with gamma globulin

He has rare autoimmune disease which requires he be injected with gamma globulin once every 21 days. Why do we use "be" in the sentence above? What does it mean?
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Which form of verb should follow prefer?

Which of the following sentences is correct? His uncle prefers that she speaks with him personally. His uncle prefers that she speak with him personally. One guide says that the second one is ...
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Different uses of subjunctive

It is necessary for Mary to go home. It is necessary that Mary go home. It is necessary that Mary goes home. I am wondering, what's the difference between their meanings?
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Nominal clause plus subjunctive

I wonder if the indicative present is good in the clause: it is the requirement that, when John arrives, Mark be here The answers are detailed but I wish to discuss the case "when becoming if" in ...
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“It's time something was / were done about the problem.”

It's time something was done about the problem. It is a sentence from Murphy's "Grammar". Using was confused me, for me it should be were. It looks like this clause is in subjunctive mood—...
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“It was recommended that” + verb in present tense

It was recommended that the international development partners develop guidelines or a roadmap to help countries take the necessary steps to select the right tool for their purposes. Why is it using ...
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“it be” instead of “it could/would be”

Need we add that it be usable in the woods? This paper1, albeit an old one, contains an example of this odd way of writing. Where I would expect "..that it would/could/may/should/... be", there is ...