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In [[Modern English]] the indicative mood is for statements of actuality or strong probability, and in addition acts as a default mood for all instances which do not require use of a specific mood:
* The spine-tailed swift flies faster than any other bird in the world. ([[present indicative]])
* The Missouri and Mississippi Rivers [[Great Flood of 1993|rose to record heights]] in 1993. ([[past indicative]])
* Mid-westerners will remember the flooding for many years to come. ([[future indicative]])
Some forms of the indicative can be used with ''do'', ''does'', or ''did'', either for emphasis, or to form questions or negatives. See [[do-support|''do''-support]].
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