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The jussive (abbreviated TEMPLATE:NOCAPS) is a grammatical mood of verbs for issuing orders, commanding, or exhorting (within a subjunctive framework). English verbs are not marked for this mood. Whereas the cohortative applies to the first person (by appeal to the object's duties and obligations)[citation needed] and the imperative to the second (by command), the jussive typically covers the first and third persons,[1] as well as orders (by their author's wish) in the mandative subjunctive.



In the Latin language, the present subjunctive can convey jussive meaning in the third person (jussive subjunctive or coniunctivus iussivus):[2]

  • Adiuvet "He shall help."
  • Veniant "They shall come."


The jussive mood, in the form of the exhortative, can be found in Korean, as seen in the sentence:[3][dubious]

공부 하-.
/gong/ /bu/ /ha/ "/ja/"
"Now, let's study."

See alsoEdit


  1. Loos, Eugene E., Susan Anderson; Dwight H. Day, Jr.; Paul C. Jordan; J. Douglas Wingate What is jussive mood?. Glossary of linguistic terms. SIL International. URL accessed on 2010-03-13.
  2. Hanslik, Rudolf; et al. (1950). Lateinische Grammatik (in German), Vienna: Hölder-Pichler-Tempsky.
  3. Pak, Miok Debby Jussive Clauses and Agreement of Sentence Final Particles in Korean. Georgetown University.

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