In this sentence: "Many people insist that our city is the most beautiful in the world," what is the mood of the verb "insist"? A) subjunctive B) imperative C) indicative?

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Dec 6, 2016

Answer:

This sentence is in indicative mood.

Explanation:

The given sentence is in the indicative mood.

To find the mood of a sentence you have to look at the verb forms.

Indicative sentence is a sentence which informs about some facts. The verb can be used here in any tense.

Examples:

We will go to the cinema this evening.
Sue did not go to school yesterday, because she was ill.

etc.

Subjunctive sentence has a verb expressing what is imagined or wished or possible. The subjunctive sentence often contains would.

Example:

If I won in a lottery, I would buy a new car. - the second part of the sentence reports some possibilities/wishes, so it ois a subjunctive sentence.

Imperative mood is used to give orders or commands. It can be recognized by the fact, that the sentence does not have a subject.

Example:

Tell me, who broke the glass.