A sad sea song with a soothing melody. Began as French but now is widely known in French-speaking Canada as well.
Examples of the conditionnel concessif from Chloderlos de Laclos’s famous epistolary novel of 1782. Some involve the conditional present introduced by quand (rather than the imperfect indicative introduced by si), and some involve the imperfect subjunctive.
The things literary subjunctive tenses can do, both their rather unsurprising uses in secondary sequence and their more remarkable ones in conditional sentences.
Excellent tips for recognizing the imperfect (and the pluperfect) subjunctive.
Whoever you may be, wherever you may come from, whatever you may do, and however you may do it: such vital indefinite expressions are among the ones presented here.
The uses of the subjunctive in the three kinds of subordinate clauses: noun clauses, adverb clauses, and adjective clauses.
The formation of the French present subjunctive, expressed as a Grand Unifying Rule (sort of). Plus: Where did irregular verbs come from? And: formation of the past subjunctive.
A brief look at the use of the subjunctive mood (if any) in contemporary English.
French subordinating conjunctions can usefully be grouped according to their function and whether they are followed by a verb in the indicative or the subjunctive. Two kinds of conjunction are followed by the subjunctive; the rest require the subjunctive.
The various forms of grammatical concession in French: not only concessive clauses, but other kinds of constructions as well.
Forms of the Imperative; Use with pronoun objects; the Third-Person Imperative; and Yet Other Matters Imperative.
A wonderful song expressing the same sentiment as Camus’s Meurseult: Je n’aime pas le dimanche.