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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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Their textbook is divided into thirty extensive and ambitious chapters which cover everything from the alphabet to the optative mood
This mode may be regarded as the literary and stylistic counterpart of the optative mood
in Ancient Greek and Sanskrit, which is a specific verb form reserved in these languages for the expression of wishes or desires.
And surely Jarvis is right to stress that Wordsworth's strongest poetic moments de-exclude the middle between indicative and optative mood
, or between description and prayer.