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Moods - Latin Grammar

Uses of the indicative, subjunctive, and imperative moods -- including links on the infinitive, which some authorities claim to be a fourth mood.
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Latin Moods
Latin Moods: Indicative, Imperative, and Subjunctive.

Direct Commands and Prohibitions
According to (www.southwestern.edu/~carlg/Latin_Web/dircommands.html) "Direct commands are expressed by the imperative...mood of the verb. In English, the verb in the imperative is the same as the dictionary form of the verb. There are two types of commands in English and in Latin...." Unfortunately, that page is not available any longer, so here is a textbook page on the subject.

Hortatory Subjunctive
Expressing exhortations and commands.

The Imperative Mood
Positive and negative commands.

Subjunctive Mood
Eleven uses, from Allen & Greenough.

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