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What is jussive mood?

 

Definition
 

Jussive mood is a directive mood that signals a speaker's command, permission, or agreement that the proposition expressed by his or her utterance be brought about.

Discussion
 

Jussive mood is typically applicable in the first and third person.

Generic
  Jussive mood is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Chung and Timberlake 1985 247

 

Mish 1991 655

 

Pei and Gaynor 1954 110

 

Palmer 1986 10, 24, 39–40, 96,110, 113


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