3rd-person imperative (fwd)
|From:||Ed Heil <edh@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, May 10, 2000, 2:50|
Subjunctives used to give commands are "jussive" or "hortatory" depending
on whether they are first person or not.
When you give a command to "them" or "you" you're ordering people around,
so it's "jussive."
When you give a command to yourself or a group of which you are a part,
you're not ordering, you're exhorting! So it's a "hortatory" subjunctive.
If you ask me, it's a sleazy trick to allow teachers to mark their
students down in Latin class.
At least, that's the way I remember it. I could be confabulating.
On Wed, 10 May 2000, Jim Grossmann wrote:
> Isn't 3rd person imperative also called jussive?
> Or is jussive only called such when it has a marker distinct from imperative
> (other than the obvious difference in the person of the subject.)