indicative mood


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indicative mood

The indicative mood is a type of grammatical mood used to express facts, statements, opinions, or questions. It is the sole realis mood in English (as opposed to the irrealis moods).
This mood can be used in the past, present, or future tense and in a declarative sentence (i.e., a statement) or an interrogative sentence (i.e., a question).
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Noun1.indicative mood - a mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact
modality, mood, mode - verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker
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oznamovací způsob
kijelentő mód
framsöguháttur
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In addition, the paradigm of the verb sannoa has also week-grade forms of the 1st and 2nd person singular and plural of the imperfect tense of the indicative mood.
With the second person indicative mood, Jesus is making the bold statement that those in the audience are the salt of the earth, and not that they were the useless salt now only left to be trampled.
After a brief history of the Bible in Chinese, he looks at verbal aspects in Mandarin Chinese and New Testament Greek; translating the Greek perfective, imperfective, and stative aspects in the indicative mood into Mandarin; non-indicative moods and conditional clauses; and examples from John's passion narrative and 1 Corinthians.
In the Old English samples, participial non-finite clauses, the less elaborate of the two constructions, are preferred in the environment of affirmative propositional modality, intransitive verbs, non-stative verbs, stative verbs with present time reference, non-stative verbs with past time reference, indicative mood, third person, singular subject, animate subject, third persons, singular number, as the subject of the matrix verb, as the direct object of the matrix verb.
The scheme below represents a summary of the patterns of the identificative copulatives of Southern Ndebele in the indicative mood.
Adverbial clauses require the subjunctive or the indicative mood depending on whether the clause introduced by them is intended to denote a future/retrospective future situation or not, respectively.
As in the fifth edition, the sixth edition comprises a preliminary chapter followed by 18 chapters starting from sounds, the alphabet, cognates, and basic functional classroom expressions, and building on the fundamentals: nouns, adjectives, agreement, the Indicative Mood with its basic tenses; through to the Conditional and Subjunctive Moods and 'correlazione dei tempi nel congiuntivo.
We show how the catastrophic loss of the morphological marking of the mood distinctions in the verb ending during the transition from Classical Greek to Hellenistic Koine was followed by (i) the emergence of a separate projection of a functional category MOOD inside the Comp-layer hosting the subjunctive/ indicative mood features followed by (ii) the grammaticalization of the conjunction hina to the subjunctive mood particle na and its transference from the C head to the separate MOOD head located between the C and the INFL heads and (iii) the subsequent relocation of the imperative from the INFL head to the MOOD head.
In the Akkadian verb, the verb implied, of course, in the title of this book, -[empty set] served for the indicative mood, -u for the subjunctive mood, and -i for the "i-modus," the very existence of which is disputed.
He disagrees with Aristotle's statement that all scientific knowledge is expressible in propositions in the indicative mood (p.
That kind of biblical hope is always in the indicative mood, a declaration of how things are for people of faith.
Markers of the indicative mood -l- and -s- were originally tense markers, while the morphemes -t- and -m- were originally markers of present and past participles.