Conditional Mood

Conditional Mood

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The conditional mood (abbreviated cond) is the form of the verb used in conditional sentences to refer to a hypothetical state of affairs, or an uncertain event that is contingent on another set of circumstances. This mood is thus similar to the subjunctive mood, although languages that have distinct verb forms for the two use them in distinct ways. Conditional verb forms can also have temporal uses, often for expressing "future in the past" tense.While Latin used the indicative and subjunctive in conditional sentences, most of the Romance languages developed a conditional paradigm. The evolution of these forms (and of the innovative Romance future tense forms) is a well-known example of grammaticalization, whereby a syntactically and semantically independent word becomes a bound morpheme with a highly reduced semantic function.show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 222g
  • Aud Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135854011
  • 9786135854015