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The Subjunctive in Independent Clauses

Now that we have studied the Italian subjunctive mood’s relationship with the conditional mood as part of a two-clause sentence, it’s important that we go over the subjunctive in independent clauses. In other words, there are certain cases in which the subjunctive is necessary even in the absence of a subjunctive-trigger verb.

The first of these is an exhortative type of subjunctive, which, as the label states, expresses an exhortation or command:

Che entri il prossimo!
Next! (Literally: Whoever’s next, enter!)

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