Past subjunctive is used to express an action or an event that is not real at present. Before you take the Past Subjunctive Exercises, please read the theory and example part carefully. You have 10 minutes to answer 20 questions.


- Past Subjunctive Forms

1. Would rather Form:

S1 + would rather (that), S2 + V(past subjunctive)


I would rather that it were summer now. (it is not summer now)

2. If Form:

If + S + V(past subjunctive), S + could/would + V(infinitive)

If only + S + V(past subjunctive)


If I were you, I would buy that car.

3. Wish Form:

S + wish (that) S + V(past subjunctive)


I wish I lived in New York.

4. It's (high) time:

It's (high) time+ S+ V(past subjunctive)


It's time we went to bed.

5. As if/As though:

S + V(present simple) + as if/as though + S +V(past subjunctive)


She says as if she had a big house.

Now You'll take a "Past Subjunctive" test.

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