More Detailed Description of the Greek Subjunctive Mood

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Seeing the Subjunctive Mood in Context (used in Main and Subordinate Clauses)

 Introduction to Subjunctive Mood
This is not meant to be an exhaustive list of all the uses of the subjunctive mood.  But it does serve to classify the uses that are most important and that occur most frequently.

I. Subjunctive in Main (Independent) Clauses  -
    These are uses that stand in a clause (or sentence) by themselves, not requiring another clause to form a complete sentence.

    1. Hortatory Subjunctive
    2. Deliberative Subjunctive
    3. Subjunctive of Emphatic Negation
    4. Subjunctive of Prohibition (A negative command)

II. Subjunctive in Subordinate (Dependent) Clauses -
    These are uses of the subjunctive mood in a clause which is dependent on the presence of another clause to make a complete sentence.  A complex sentence that includes a ‘dependent (subordinate) clause’ will, by definition, also include a clause that is ‘independent’ (principal).  The verb in the independent clause will be the main verb in the sentence.

    1. Purpose Clause
    2. Indefinite Relative Clause
    3. Indefinite Temporal Clause
    4. Third Class Conditional Sentences ('Present General Condition' or 'More Probable Future Condition')

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