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   Chapter 24 Subjunctive of Purpose.

An English Grammar By William Malone Baskervill Characters: 512

Updated: 2017-11-30 00:04

223. The subjunctive, especially be, may, might, and should, is used to express purpose, the clause being introduced by that or lest; as,-

It was necessary, he supposed, to drink strong beer, that he might be strong to labor.-Franklin.

I have been th

e more particular...that you may compare such unlikely beginnings with the figure I have since made there.-Id.

He [Roderick] with sudden impulse that way rode, To tell of what had passed, lest in the strife They should engage with Julian's men.-Southey.

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