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What Is Mood in Grammar? (with Examples)Mood is the form a verb takes to show how it is to be regarded (e.g., as a fact, a command, a wish, an uncertainty).
There are three moods in English:
The Indicative Mood (with Examples)The indicative mood states a fact or asks a question. For example:
- She is driving the car.
- Is she driving the car?
The Imperative Mood (with Examples)The imperative mood expresses a command or a request. For example:
- Drive the car!
- Please drive the car.
The Subjunctive Mood (with Examples)The subjunctive mood shows a wish or doubt. For example:
- I suggest that she drive the car.
- I propose that she be asked to drive the car.
- If I were there, I would drive the car.
Mood and Sentence TypeWith the exception of an imperative sentence, the sentence type gives no indication to the mood. Look at these examples:
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