E43 – Legal English Grammar – The Subjunctive (Grammar)

In today’s episode we are looking at some legal English grammar – yes!!! It’s time for the subjunctive! The subjunctive is a mark of an educated speaker and it can also be very effective in persuasive legal discourse both in writing and spoken language. In this episode we find out:

● how the subjunctive is formed;

● when we use it;

● why we use it.

We also practise some exercises and I talk about using the passive voice.  A helpful article I mention is by Professor Lisa Mazzie from the US University of Marquette –  ‘Revisiting the Subjunctive Mood: Great for Persuasion ‘.

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