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I understand a verb in English needs to match the sentence subject. Is the subject here "we" or "session", or am I seeing this incorrectly?

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  • Both we and session are subjects. A fuller rendition of the sentence is We propose that the session focus on..., with that marking the start of a new clause. Since the verb focus is in the subjunctive mood here, it ought to be focus, not focuses. – Anonym Sep 22 '14 at 1:56

Thanks to tchrist, here is my answer.

This is a subjunctive sentence, as explained here:

When should I use the subjunctive mood?

So, the answer is "We propose that the session focus on ..."

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