Mood, Mood examples and exercise.


Any of the sets of verb forms that show a speaker’s attitude. It denotes the inner feeling of a speaker. It is a state of mind. It is the mental conception of the verb he or she is using. The word “mood” indicates the way in which the verb is used in a sentence.
There are three moods:
i. Indicative Mood
ii. Imperative Mood
iii. Subjective Mood
1. Indicative Mood
The indicative mood of verb makes a positive or a negative statement, or asks a question. It expresses matter of fact. It is most commonly used of three moods.
He went to school yesterday.
She does not take tea.
He plays hockey.
How are you?
Did she sing well?
2. Imperative Mood
The imperative mood of the verb expresses positive or negative command, requests or advises.
Stay with me.
Sit down.
Be quite.
Let us play.
Do not make a noise.
Take care of your health.
3. Subjunctive mood
The Subjunctive mood of the verb is used to express doubt, supposition, condition, consequence, wish, purpose or make statements contrary to fact. They express hypothetical or imaginary situations e.g. I wish I were with you. In a subjunctive mood, a plural verb is used with a singular subject of third person.
Were he here, he would help us.
I wish I were you.
Would that I were rich.
I work hard that I may succeed.
May you live long!
He wished he were dead.
He talks as if he were mad.