- 1 (revealing) [formal] to be indicative
ofsth ser* indicio dealgo, revelar algoMore example sentences
- Thinking about it, it is perhaps time for a general shake-up of road names and signs in this area to make them more indicative of their use.
- The fact that we have kept so many clients for so many years is more indicative of the service we have provided.
- Watching Paul glance over several times at Dan's guitar with a half smile was very indicative of how much Dan can blow everyone away while performing.
- 2 [Ling] [mood/form] indicativoMore example sentences
- If a regular pronoun and indicative mood are used, it shows that the speaker asserts that the report is true.
- He wants to move the claim from the conditional to the indicative mood, as the grammarians would say.
- The third-person singular indicative ending in Shakespeare's verbs could be either s, as now, or the older th.
La movida madrileña is an expression referring to the Madrid social and cultural scene of the late 1970s and early 1980s, and the people involved in it. It was a youth phenomenon based around night spots in the city, such as the now defunct club Rock-Ola. One of the leading lights of the movida was the movie director Pedro Almodóvar.
- [Ling] the indicative el indicativoMore example sentences
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- Thus, if a language has long-distance reflexivization with indicatives, then it will necessarily have it with (if relevant) subjunctives, infinitives, small clauses, and NPs.
- And the form is, of course, the first-person singular present active indicative.
- Is ‘preserve’ in a poem being discussed an indicative or subjunctive?
- This is not simply to avoid criticisms of judgment speech by translating it from the indicative to the optative.
- Moreover, the shift in grammatical mood from subjunctive to indicative underscores how plausible this vision is.
- Success is articulated not in the indicative but in the subjunctive: potential threats removed; future wars that don't have to be fought.