Verb Usage and Mood

This lesson connects to the FLVS because it focuses on word usage and provides students an opportunity to analyze quotes from the story to determine verb usage and mood.

Examples of Verb Usage and Mood:

Imagine you are babysitting a young child who likes to climb everything. Which verb mood would be the most effective way to tell the child to stop climbing the bookcase?

What will you say to the child?Mood“That bookcase will tip over.”indicative“Get off the bookcase.”imperative“If I were you, I would get down from the bookcase.”subjunctive“If you want to read a book, then ask me to get it for you.”conditional“Do you think you should climb that bookcase?”interrogative

The most effective and direct way to stop the child from climbing the bookcase is to use the imperative mood. Do you agree? Please explain your thinking.

Look through Chapters 15 and 16 and find examples of each of these types of verb moods.

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