I am trying to understand subjunctive mood/mode. Would the following sentence be subjunctive? If I ever meet a sycophant, I will walk away.
The subjunctive mood is used to express a thought that is a wish, a suggestion, or non-factual.
There is a lot of information about this on the Internet, so I am not going to give an extensive explanation or provide examples, but if your sentence were to be recast in the subjunctive mood, it would read:
If I were ever to meet a sycophant, I would walk away.
No. It's future conditional. Subjunctive: if I ever were to meet a sycophant, I would walk away. Props to Bill and Nigel, who must be academic linguists. Hoping this answer is helpful too, Brad