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Mood and modality: what is the difference?

You may have come across the terms mood and modality and wondered what is the difference between them.

Mood is a grammatical notion, whereas modality is a semantic notion relating to such concepts as ‘possibility’, ‘necessity’, ‘permission’, ‘obligation’, etc. 512 more words


Yes, ‘quoth’ is a verb, but it’s so much more fun to say than ‘quote’. Just think of it as an imperative, if you must. 75 more words


Anti-carbon crusade declared a moral imperative

Declaring it a moral imperative, California’s leading figures have embarked on a crusade to “decarbonize” the state, sharply reducing emissions of gases they say threaten to wreak havoc, even extinction, on the globe’s human population. 98 more words

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하십시오 (hasipsi-o) [Word of the Day]

안녕하세요! (Annyeonghaseyo!)

I don’t remember ever going over the word before but it’s one I think is important to know for formal situations. You may already be familiar with this word today so this will be brief. 140 more words

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The work of balancing Work and work.

“One important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one’s work seriously and taking one’s self seriously.  The first is imperative and the second is disastrous.” 270 more words


Textbook Notes - Unit 6 (The Imperative)

Unit 6 – Notes

The imperative is used for giving orders or instructing people to do things, ex. Close the window! In German there are four different forms. 105 more words

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