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Question 1: Found in ________ and various other Semitic languages, the energetic mood expresses something which is strongly believed or which the speaker wishes to emphasize, e.g.
Modern Standard ArabicArabic languageEgyptian ArabicClassical Arabic

Question 2: For example, acolo s-o fi dus "he might have gone there" shows the basic presupposition use, while the following excerpt from a poem of ________
Mihai EminescuJunimeaIon Luca CaragialeIon Creangă

Question 3: Other uses of the subjunctive in English, as in "And if he be not able to bring a lamb, then he shall bring for his trespass..." (KJV ________ 5:7) have definitely become archaic.
PsalmsBook of NumbersBook of DeuteronomyBook of Leviticus

Question 4: ________ is a category apart from all these finite forms, and so are gerunds and participles.
InfinitiveArticle (grammar)AdverbPreposition and postposition

Question 5: For example, the ninth Article of the ________ begins with Älköön ketään pidätettäkö mielivaltaisesti, "Not anyone shall be arrested arbitrarily", where älköön pidätettäkö "shall not be arrested" is the optative of ei pidätetä "is not arrested".
Drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human RightsUniversal Declaration of Human RightsInternational Covenant on Civil and Political RightsInternational Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

Question 6: The eventive mood is used in the Finnish epic poem ________.
FinlandGerman languageFinnish mythologyKalevala

Question 7: Many of the Indo-European languages preserve a ________ that functions as an irrealis; some also preserve an optative mood that describes events that are wished for or hoped for but not factual.
EvidentialitySubjunctive moodIrrealis moodConditional mood

Question 8: Use of the ________ the implies specific, particular rabbits, whereas omitting it implies the generic mood simply by default.
Preposition and postpositionInfinitiveArticle (grammar)Demonstrative

Question 9: It is used in Persian, Finnish, Japanese, in ________ and in the Sámi languages.

Question 10: Not every Indo-European language has each of these moods, but the most conservative ones such as ________, Ancient Greek, and Sanskrit have them all.
Pashto languageKurdish languageAvestan languageTajik language


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