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Indicative, Imperative, and Emphatic Moods
Transcript of Indicative, Imperative, and Emphatic Moods
Besides tense, verbs also reveal mood. There are four moods:
is used in
English class is fun.
Do you like creamy or chunky peanut butter?
is used in
. Use the base form of the verb to form the mood.
All the tenses you studied in 4.6 are in the indicative mood.
A sentence in the imperative mood usually, but not always, begins with the verb. The subject of the sentence is "you" (singular or plural), even though it is not expressed. The subject "you" is understood.
me a hand.
While the majority of imperative mood sentences are in the second person, it is possible to have the first person used, too. Simply use "Let's" (for "let us") before the base form of the verb.
Direct address is used when speaking directly to someone. A sentence is still in the imperative mood if direct address is added to the sentence.
of a verb is only used in the present and past tenses to
to statements. It is formed by using
the train every day.
to go to Notre Dame.
Do, does, and did are also used as auxiliary verbs in questions and negative sentences. These will be in the indicative mood and NOT the emphatic mood.
know the answer. (negative sentence)
Do you know the muffin man