Subjunctive Tenses Definition and Example Sentences
In the English language, there is a special tense called subjunctive tenses. This tense is sui generis, a relatively rare form of a verb that is about something to be desired or imagined. You can commonly see them on formal types of business emails. If one of the colleagues of yours sends you an email like “We better be discussing the details.” Her/his point is he/she wants to discuss the details with you. The subjective tense is used primarily in the case of events that are not certain to happen.
- Somebody wants to happen.
- Somebody assumes it will happen.
- Somebody imagines that the thing will happen.