the indicative

noun

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grammar
: the form that a verb or sentence has when it is stating a fact that can be known or proved

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“The indicative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20indicative. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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