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14.5: Other Uses of Subjunctive I

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    Sei and seien – “to let be”:

    Es sei hier erwähnt, daß . . .
    Let it be mentioned here, that . . .
    [or:] Let us mention here that . . .

    X und Y seien die Achsen.
    Let X and Y be the axes.

    Recipes, directions (usually with the pronoun “man” as the subject):

    Man koche ein Liter Wasser.
    Boil a liter of water.

    Man nehme ein Pfund Schokolade.
    Take a pound of chocolate.

    Wishes and exhortations:

    Lang lebe die Königin.
    Long live the Queen.

    Er ruhe in Frieden.
    May he rest in peace.


    This page titled 14.5: Other Uses of Subjunctive I is shared under a CC BY-NC-SA license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Howard Martin revised by Alan Ng.

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