Grammatical Moods

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Relating to or denoting a mood of verbs expressing what is imagined or wished or possible
Subjunctive
A clause, phrase, conjunction, or verb form expressing a condition
Conditional
Denoting the mood of a verb that expresses a command or exhortation, as in "come here!"
Imperative
Of a form of a verb expressing a command
Jussive
Of a verb or form of a verb expressing possibility, as English "may" and "might"
Potential
A mood that signals that the speaker wishes to elicit information concerning the content of his or her utterance from the addressee
Interrogative
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A linguistic modality that indicates how the world ought to be according to certain norms, expectations, speaker desire, etc.
Deontic
A sub-type of linguistic modality that deals with a speaker's evaluation/judgement of, degree of confidence in, or belief of the knowledge upon which a proposition is based
Epistemic
A verb form which makes a statement or asks a question
Indicative
A directive mood that signals the speaker's act of giving permission
Permissive
Modalities which encourage or urge: "Let us"; "You simply must"
Hortative
A grammatical mood that signifies requests
Precative
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