What does indicative, subjunctive and imperative mean?

1 Answer
Dec 15, 2016

See explanation.


Those terms are moods of verbs:

Indicative sentence is a sentence which informs about some facts.

John did not go to work because he was ill.

Subjunctive sentence is a sentence telling about assumptions and hypothetical situations.

If I won in a lottery, I would buy a new car.

Imperative sentence means giving someone orders or commands:

Do not lie to me.