Subjunctive in noun clauses We use subjective verbs in sentences to express or stress wishes, importance, or urgency. A subjunctive verb usually appears in a noun clause beginning with that, and it uses the simple form of a verb that does not have the present, past or future forms. The subjunctive verb is neither singular nor plural. The leader demands that we treat him like a god. We insisted that he honour the terms of the agreement. The father recommended that she not go to the cinema alone. It is important that everyone be told the truth. His mother suggested that he see/should see a doctor.