The indicative

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The indicative is the principal mood and the most frequently used. It is used to express something real, something certain, a fact.

 

mood Examples
indicative Lena hat kein Geld.
Er kommt auch auf die Party.
Alex ist weg.
Wenn du Lust hast, gehen wie essen.

 

It is possible, however, to use the indicative in order to convey something imaginary or possible, questions, suppositions or demands. This, though, cannot be accomplished only by using the indicative mood. A combination of the indicative with other expressive means is necessary.