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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kijelentő mód
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Mary Anne immediately hooked her right arm behind her in her left hand--an attitude absolutely necessary to the situation--and replied: 'One is indicative mood, present tense, third person singular, verb active to say.
"Those four ,,, are all in the present tense, indicative mood -- meaning that they are statements of fact or belief.
In certain passages, for example, Milton employs the indicative mood to denote responsibility.
The indicative mood reflects an ordinary, everyday mood; verbs in the indicative mood tell or ask without suggesting any hidden meaning.
When exceptive conditionals are combined with a subjunctive mood a dual representation is predicted, while when exceptive conditionals are combined with an indicative mood, the prediction is for a single representation.
Those verbs do not have, respectively, a nasal or liquid in the 1st and 2nd person singular and plural in the present tense forms of the indicative mood, in the 2nd person singular of the imperative mood and the negative present form, identical to it.
Members of the Obama administration and other people who have committed to loving PPACA, sudden collapses of risk pools for the desperately ill and all, no matter what, because their political and financial survival depend on PPACA, use a lot of the indicative mood.
Two distinctions were specified: i) levelling to was/were in contexts of Indicative Mood, and ii) levelling to was/were in contexts of Subjunctive Mood.
The Indicative mood is used for statements and yes/no questions.
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.