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Thread #28689   Message #3480218
Posted By: Airymouse
15-Feb-13 - 09:29 PM
Thread Name: Origins: O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Subject: RE: Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel-need help
I was wondering if "come" and "ransom" are in the imperative mood. Possibly they are in the subjunctive mood indicating wish as in "God bless you" or "I wish I were a fuzzy wuzzy fox". Of course, "until the son of God APPEAR" is subjunctive of indefinite future. Thus, if "come" is a command, we have a well-known sentence in which all three moods are used.
I am hoping some mudcatter is secretly an English professor and can straighten me out.