The problems of the Subjunctive Mood in English

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Federal Agency on education State educational institution of vocational training College of Optics and Electronics Diploma paper «The problems of the Subjunctive Mood in English» Krasnogorsk 2007 Федеральное агентство по образованию по образованию Государственное образовательное учреждение среднего профессионального образования Красногорский оптико-электронный колледж Дипломная работа «Проблемы сослагательного наклонения в английском языке» Красногорск 2007 Contents Preface 1. The Subjunctive Mood? 1.1 Foreign linguists’ speculations about

the Subjunctive Mood 1.2 The Subjunctive Mood from the point of view of the representatives of the Russian linguistic school 2. The main cases of the use of the Subjunctive Mood in English 3. The use of The Subjunctive Mood in the works of English and American writers Conclusion Bibliography Preface There are many controversial and not thoroughly investigated points in the English grammar. Nevertheless, in my opinion one of the most difficult and not clear both from the point of view of its definition and description and from the point of view of its practical implementation in speech is the subject of the Subjunctive Mood. Even the name of this grammatical category seems ambiguous in term of its being approached and characterized by different outstanding linguists in our country

and abroad. No wonder this problem couldn’t but arise my curiosity and language interest. I have made up my mind to consider the material compiled on this problem in different sources to clear up the point for myself and to have a better idea about the usage of the Subjunctive Mood in speech. I will learn more information about points of views of English and Russian grammarians. It is very interesting for me to know how English linguists understand problem of The Subjunctive Mood and what way Russian ones do it. I will also introduce the most important point of my diploma paper – the usage of the Subjunctive Mood. I want to learn in what cases we should use the Subjunctive Mood. Thus the object of my paper is the Subjunctive Mood itself. The subject of my diploma paper is the

Subjunctive Mood in the works of foreign and Russian grammar schools as well as the main cases of the Subjunctive Mood usage. The aim of my diploma paper is to compare different approaches to the problem of the Subjunctive Mood with the purpose of investigating the material available for me about the Subjunctive Mood from English and Russian sources. My diploma paper consists of three chapters: in the 1st chapter I consider different approaches to the Subjunctive Mood understanding both in our country and abroad. In the 2nd chapter I present the main cases of the Subjunctive Mood use and perform the results obtained. There is a conclusion too. To write my diploma paper I used the works of the outstanding English grammarians, such as: H. Sweet, G.O. Curme, O. Jespersen and Russian

scholars: V. Kaushanskaya, V. Vinogradov. You can see the names of their works in the list of literature, on page 25, and the information from Internet. The 3d chapter represents my practical contribution into the problem of the Subjunctive Mood. In this chapter I analyze the use of the Subjunctive Mood by some English and American writers and draw the conclusion based on the material collected. The literary sources are given as supplementary material after Bibliography. 1. The Subjunctive Mood? Foreign linguists’ speculations about the Subjunctive Mood As we shall further see there is no unity on the Subjunctive Mood among the world famous foreign grammarians. I would like to dwell on the views of the most outstanding linguists. By the moods of a verb H. Sweet in his work «A