declarative mood

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Synonyms for declarative mood

a mood (grammatically unmarked) that represents the act or state as an objective fact

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I would like to construct one such phantom pathway for James, mediated by a verb tense and a grammatical mood, granting him time signatures beyond his biological life, This form of elongation is something he would have understood, something that he practices himself, in fact, in response to the apparently small compass of his work.
Hooper and Terrell (1974) were among the first to study the relationship between the semantic notion of assertion and that of grammatical mood.
In contradiction to Gili Gaya's suggestion that grammatical mood is used to express subjective attitude, we will propose that the role of subjunctive morphology in a subordinate clause is to achieve discourse cohesion.
The main reason why Ryan objects to my example of the model airplane instructions, though, is that she thinks a narrative should deal in assertion, not instruction; as an utterance, it should speak in the constative, not the performative; its grammatical mood should accordingly be the indicative, not the imperative.
In languages where grammatical mood is consistently signalled on the verbal morphology, the clarification of the semantic and syntactic conditions which may explain the alternation between indicative and subjunctive has never been an easy task for grammarians (see, for example, Bosque, 1990 for an overview of the different grammatical approaches to the topic in Spanish grammar).