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in verb inflection, the forms of a verb that indicate its manner of doing or being. In English the forms are called indicative (for direct statement or question or to express an uncertain condition, e.g.
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in linguistics, a mood of the verb. The imperative in Russian is usually expressed by a pure stem or stem + plural suffix (glian’ or glian’ + te, “Look!”). The interjectional imperative is a class of verbal words with an imperative exclamatory meaning—for example, in Russian von! or proch’!, “Go away!”; doloi!, “Down with it!” The inclusive form of the imperative impels those being addressed to joint action with the speaker or speakers—for example, in Russian poidem, poidemte, “Let’s go,” as opposed to poidite, “Go.”