Indicative Vs Subjunctive Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    It conveys the speaker's attitude about the state of being of what the sentence describes.

    • A.

      Grammatical description

    • B.

      Grammatical expression

    • C.

      Grammatical structure

    • D.

      Grammatical mood

    Correct Answer
    D. Grammatical mood
    Explanation
    The correct answer is grammatical mood. Grammatical mood refers to the speaker's attitude or intention towards the state of being described in the sentence. It indicates whether the sentence is a statement, a question, a command, or a hypothetical condition. The mood of a sentence helps to convey the speaker's emotions, intentions, or the level of certainty about the information being presented.

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  • 2. 

    I wish I were there to dine and drink with you.

    • A.

      Indicative

    • B.

      Subjunctive

    • C.

      Imperative

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Subjunctive
    Explanation
    The correct answer is subjunctive. The sentence expresses a hypothetical or unreal situation, indicating a desire or wish that is contrary to reality. The use of "were" instead of "was" is a key indicator of the subjunctive mood. In the subjunctive mood, we use "were" instead of "was" after "I" and "he/she/it" to express unreal or hypothetical situations. In this case, the speaker is expressing a wish to be present, but acknowledges that they are not actually there.

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  • 3. 

    Prosecutors have not said whether they will appeal the decision.

    • A.

      Indicative

    • B.

      Subjunctive

    • C.

      Imperative

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Indicative
    Explanation
    The correct answer is indicative because the sentence is stating a fact or providing information about the prosecutors' actions. There is no indication of a hypothetical or uncertain situation, which would require the subjunctive mood. Additionally, there is no command or request being given, ruling out the imperative mood.

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  • 4. 

    What mood is expressed in this sentence?I saw something today that really annoyed me. 

    • A.

      Indicative

    • B.

      Subjunctive

    • C.

      Imperative

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Indicative
    Explanation
    The mood expressed in the sentence "I saw something today that really annoyed me" is indicative. This is because the sentence is stating a fact or expressing a reality, rather than giving a command (imperative) or expressing a hypothetical situation (subjunctive). The use of the pronoun "I" and the past tense verb "saw" also indicate that the sentence is in the indicative mood.

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  • 5. 

    What is the mood in this sentence?If I were President, I wouldn't put up with it.

    • A.

      Indicative

    • B.

      Subjunctive

    • C.

      Imperative

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Subjunctive
    Explanation
    The mood in this sentence is subjunctive. The use of "if I were President" indicates a hypothetical or unreal condition, suggesting that the speaker is not currently the President. The subjunctive mood is used to express wishes, hypothetical situations, or statements contrary to fact. In this sentence, the speaker is expressing a hypothetical situation of being the President and stating that they wouldn't tolerate the mentioned behavior.

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  • 6. 

    It is used to explore conditional or imaginary situations.

    • A.

      Indicative

    • B.

      Subjunctive

    • C.

      Imperative

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Subjunctive
    Explanation
    The subjunctive mood is used to explore conditional or imaginary situations. It is used when expressing wishes, doubts, or hypothetical scenarios. In this context, the subjunctive mood fits the given explanation perfectly. The indicative mood is used for stating facts or opinions, the imperative mood is used for giving commands or instructions, and "none of the above" is not a valid explanation. Therefore, the correct answer is subjunctive.

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  • 7. 

    It is used to make factual statements, ask questions or express opinions as if they were facts.

    • A.

      Indicative

    • B.

      Subjunctive

    • C.

      Imperative

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Indicative
    Explanation
    The correct answer is indicative because the indicative mood is used to make factual statements, ask questions, or express opinions as if they were facts. The subjunctive mood is used to express hypothetical or unreal situations, while the imperative mood is used to give commands or make requests. Therefore, the indicative mood is the most appropriate choice for the given explanation.

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  • 8. 

    What part of speech is being applied in this topic?

    • A.

      Noun

    • B.

      Verb

    • C.

      Adverb

    • D.

      Adjective

    Correct Answer
    B. Verb
    Explanation
    The correct answer is verb. A verb is a part of speech that expresses an action, occurrence, or state of being. In this question, the word "applied" is being used as a verb as it describes the action of applying something.

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