Mood and Modality
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Verbal mood is a grammatical category that expresses modality contents. The Greek moods are imperative, subjunctive, optative and indicative. Modality is a super category loosely structured. Recognized types of modality are ep…

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Emilia Ruiz Yamuza, “Mood and Modality”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 20 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013

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