|From:||Garth Wallace <gwalla@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 16, 2004, 3:23|
Trebor Jung wrote:> Ray wrote: "Yep - by using the modal verbs 'shall' & 'will'. English > strictly has no future tense; it uses different moods." > > So what should it be called? Futuritive mood?AIUI it's a volitive. Or it was. Nowadays "will" isn't really modal even though it acts like a modal verb. The past tense ("would"), however, still has a volitive meaning.