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  • Definition: A grammatical category which pertains to speakers' attitudes toward the truth of their assertions (e.g. possibility, probability) or o speakers' expression of obligation, permission, and suggestion. Mood is usually indicated in English through modal verbs, such as must, should, and may.

    Source: American English, second edition by Walt Wolfram and Natalie Schilling-Estes

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