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What is permissive mood?



Permissive mood is a directive mood that signals the speaker’s act of giving permission.

Example (English)

Here is an example of a word that signals permissive mood:

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      Permissive mood is a kind of

    Pei and Gaynor 1954 165


    Chung and Timberlake 1985 247

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