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   Chapter 29 In a Noun Clause.

An English Grammar By William Malone Baskervill Characters: 943

Updated: 2017-11-30 00:04


228. The noun clause, in its various uses as subject, object, in apposition, etc., often contains a subjunctive.

The essence of originality is not that it be new.-Carlyle

Apposition or logical subject.

To appreciate the wild and sharp flavors of those October fruits, it is necessary that you be breathing the sharp October or November air.-Thoreau.


The first merit, that which admits neither substitute nor equivalent, is, that ever

ything be in its place.-Coleridge.


As sure as Heaven shall rescue me, I have no thought what men they be.-Coleridge.

Some might lament that I were cold.-Shelley.

After verbs of commanding.

This subjunctive is very frequent after verbs of commanding.

See that there be no traitors in your camp.-Tennyson.

Come, tell me all that thou hast seen,

And look thou tell me true.


See that thy scepter be heavy on his head.-De Quincey.

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