Verbs are the words in a sentence that are an action or state of being word. Verbs can often give off an attitude in how the action is taking place. The verbs can give off an indicative mood that express a matter of fact feeling to readers. Verbs can also be found in imperative sentences and express a command. Verbs can also be used to express something that we wish was true through the subjunctive. These worksheets can be used to help students gauge the mood uses of the verbs.
Verbs are a part of speech that not only express an action or state of being, but can also indicate the mood and manner of the speaker. The moods indicated through verbs have been roughly divided into four main types - imperative mood, Indicative mood, subjunctive mood and infinitive mood.
The use of these mood indicating verbs in sentences shows the speaker's attitude, reality and states. Given below is a brief description of each of these types along with their subtypes:
Most verbs are used in sentences in a manner that expresses either a request, advice or command. These three moods are collectively known as imperative moods. Following are examples of sentences using verbs to indicate these imperative moods:
"Please stop talking."
"Do not talk during class."
Most verbs are used in sentences in a manner that expresses either a denial, assertion or questions. These three moods are collectively known as indicative moods. Following are examples of sentences using verbs to indicate these moods:
"Sun rises in the east and sets in the west."
"Are you coming tomorrow?"
Sometimes, verbs used in sentences express a possibility, wish or unreal situation. These three moods are collectively known as subjunctive moods. Following are examples of sentences using verbs to indicate these moods:
"I wish I were rich."
"I were educated; I would be the president of this country."
Sometimes, verbs are used in sentences more like a part of speech than as a verb. Such usage of the verb indicates an expression or state of being and is commonly known as infinitive mood. Following are examples of sentences using verbs more like a part of speech:
"I may go to meet her in the hospital."
"It is important to drink a lot of water."