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1. Which mood is used in the following sentence?

When will the tickets go on sale?
a. indicative******
b. imperative
c. conditional
d. interrogative

Please select the correct verb tense that is used in the sentences below.
2. That company has been making surfboards since the 1960s.
a. present perfect progressive******
b. present progressive
c. past perfect progressive
d. past progressive

3. We had been listening to the radio when the lights went out.
a. past progressive
b. present progressive
c. past perfect progressive******
d. present perfect progressive

4. Kalman had been sleeping throughout that memorable day.
a. past progressive
b. past perfect progressive******
c. present progressive
d. present perfect progressive

5. As of next month, my best friend and I will have known each other for 12 years.
a. past progressive
b. future perfect progressive******
c. present perfect progressive
d. present progressive

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  1. All are correct! Congrats on some difficult identifications!!

  2. Thank you Writeacher!!

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  3. I disagree. #1 is not in the indicative mood. The word "when" and the question mark indicate a different choice.

    http://www.grammar-monster.com/glossary/interrogative_sentence.htm

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  4. Sorry. I learned this as mood. Verb mood is different from type of sentence. Girly girl will need to decide.

    http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/verbs.htm#mood

  5. I thought so too, Reed, until I looked it up.

    https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=AVjmWtaLM4HOjwSn94eoDQ&q=indicative+mood&oq=&gs_l=psy-ab.1.1.35i39k1l6.0.0.0.4923.2.1.0.0.0.0.0.0..1.0....0...1..64.psy-ab..1.1.139.6...139.QQJHO3sYucU

  6. It seems there are differing definitions of what a "mood" is in English grammar. Some authorities say questions are in the indicative mood (there are only three moods). Others define more than three moods, including "inquisitive". https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/grammar/moods

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