Yeah, yeah, Chris said; or something like that—not buying my equivocation and pressing on with the subjunctive.
The past subjunctive had is common in had rather and similar phrases.
There is some confusion in modern Cornish about the subjunctive or fifth tense.
This subjunctive should properly be don (donem, post tonic em is lost).
This tense is seldom used as an auxiliary, and is often confused with the subjunctive.
Whereas most grammars cut the ground from under them by denying the existence of a subjunctive Mood.
And the rest as the subjunctive or imperfect of gwîl with the infinitive.
The subjunctive is used to indicate something as granted or conceded for the sake of argument.
These events are all in the uncertain future, and are put in the subjunctive.
The future is formed in the same way from the subjunctive with a stress upon the final a in the first conjugation.
1520s, "mood employed to denote an action or state as conceived and not as a fact," from Late Latin subjunctivus "serving to join, connecting," from past participle stem of subjungere "to append, add at the end, place under," from sub "under" (see sub-) + jungere "to join" (see jugular). The Latin modus subjunctivus probably is a grammarians' loan-translation of Greek hypotaktike enklisis "subordinated," so called because the Greek subjunctive mood is used almost exclusively in subordinate clauses.
A grammatical form of verbs implying hypothetical action or condition. Subjunctives are italicized in these sentences: “If Mr. Stafford were [not “was”] fluent in French, he could communicate with his employees more effectively”; “If Sheila had been here, she would have helped us with our math.”