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roller-coster-ride

1. Which sentence is written in the subjunctive mood?

If the theme park were free, they would go every day.
It was the best ride the children had ever been on.

 


 

boys-playing-football

2. Which sentence is written in the subjunctive mood?

All three boys tried to score a goal during the game.
If Lewis were to score a hat-trick in the next five minutes, he would be happy.

 


 

boys-climbing-on-mountain

3. Which sentence is written in the subjunctive mood?

If they enjoy today, they might join a mountain climbing club.
If it were to snow soon, they would be stuck on the mountain.

 


 

grass-hopper

If Hoppy were to jump any higher, he could land on the moon.

4. Which three words tell you the sentence is written in the subjunctive mood?

were, clould, land
if, were, could

 


 

girl-space-cadets

I wish I were an astronaut floating in space.

5. Which two words tell you the sentence is written in the subjunctive mood?

I, wish
wish, were

 


 

children-eating-apples

6. Does was or were belong in the gap in the sentence below?

was
were

 


 

robot-carry-parcels

If the robots _________ to have a wish, it would be for a lighter parcel.

7. Complete the sentence above so that it uses the subjunctive mood.

was
were

 


 

circus-tent

The circus _________ going to be in town for a week.

8. Does was or were belong in the gap in the sentence above?

was
were

 


 

robot-singing

"If he were to sing on the X Factor, he would be famous overnight."

9. Select the three words that tell you the sentence is written in the subjunctive.

if, he, were
if, we, were

 


 

astronauts-on-the-moon

If they were to see any aliens, it would be a shock.

10. Select the three words that tell you the sentence is written in the subjunctive.

if, they, were
if, were, would

 


 

man-with-alarm-clock

George wishes he were better at getting up in the morning.

11. Select the three words that tell you the sentence is written in the subjunctive.

wishes, he, were
wishes, were

 


 

winter-scene

If only it were a nicer day for a walk.

12. Select the words that tell you the sentence is written in the subjunctive.

if, only
if, were

 


 

man-with-spider

If he were a lot braver, Harry might have left the spider on the curtain

13. Select the words that tell you the sentence is written in the subjunctive.

if, were, might
if, were, have

 


 

snow-globe

If I were inside the snow globe, I could get covered in snow.

14. Select the words that tell you the sentence is written in the subjunctive.

if, were, inside
if, were, could

 


 

rocket-the-dog-in-the-snow

If my dog were to talk, he would ask me to take him home and put him in his bed with his fluffy blanket.

15. Select the words that tell you the sentence is written in the subjunctive.

if, were, inside
if, to, would

 


 

pirates-sailing-around-island

Patch suggested that they stop at the first island to find some fresh water.

16. Select the two words that tell you the sentence has a that clause.

suggested, that
that, find

 


 

astronauts-on-surface-of-mars

The alien demanded that the astronaut remove the flag at once.

17. Select the two words that tells you the sentence has a that clause.

demanded, that
that, remove

 


 

children-running-on-a-track

The trainer recommended the runners do a few more laps before they finish.

18. Select the one word that tells you the sentence is written in the subjunctive.

recommended
before

 

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