Indicative Mood



Indicative Mood :



Indicative mood is a verb form or a set of verb-forms that describes an action or states a fact.

1. He comes here often.
2. She passed the test.

The Indicative mood is used to make a statement of fact / to ask a question…

1. My child goes to school.
2. We learn every day.
3. Life is no empty dream.
4. Did Napoleon die at St. Helena?
5. Was Napoleon poisoned to death?
6. Many people love to eat.
7. Some people eat to live.
8. Are you well?
9. Am I living?
10. Day by day, I feel more foolish.
11. Are you ready to go to the festival this summer?
12. We have gathered more weapons to fight againt the terrorists.
13. He has asked a question which no one could answer.
14. We are here only to collect money from you.
15. They will not come to this village today.

The indicative mood is also used for expressing supposition which is assumed as a fact.

If he is the ring leader he deserves to be a minister. (Assuming as a fact that he is the ring leader)

If my son wants it, I shall give it to him. (Assuming it as a fact, that my son wants it)

Even if it rains, I shall not stay at home. (Assuming it as a fact that it will rain)

If (assuming as a fact that) I am to be a millionaire, it shall never make me a rascal.

Note : A Verb that makes a statement of fact or asks a question or expresses a supposition which is assumed as a fact is said to be in the indicative mood.

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