Mood vs. Tense

Mood vs. Tense — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Mood and Tense

Moodnoun

A mental or emotional state, composure.

I've been in a bad mood since I dumped my boyfriend.

Tensenoun

Any of the forms of a verb which distinguish when an action or state of being occurs or exists.

The basic tenses in English are present, past, and future.

Moodnoun

A sullen mental state; a bad mood.

He's in a mood with me today.

Tensenoun

An inflected form of a verb that indicates tense.

English only has a present tense and a past tense; it has no future tense.

Moodnoun

A disposition to do something.

I'm not in the mood for running today.

Tensenoun

The property of indicating the point in time at which an action or state of being occurs or exists.

Dyirbal verbs are not inflected for tense.
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Moodnoun

A prevalent atmosphere or feeling.

A good politician senses the mood of the crowd.

Tenseverb

To apply a tense to.

tensing a verb

Moodnoun

Courage, heart, valor; also vim and vigor.

He fought with mood in many a bloody slaught.He tried to lift the fallen tree with all his main and mood, but he couldn't.

Tenseverb

To make or become tense.

Moodnoun

(grammar) A verb form that depends on how its containing clause relates to the speaker’s or writer’s wish, intent, or assertion about reality.

The most common mood in English is the indicative.

Tenseadjective

Showing signs of stress or strain; not relaxed.

You need to relax, all this overtime and stress is making you tense.
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Moodnoun

a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling;

whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the timehe was in a bad humor

Tenseadjective

Pulled taut, without any slack.

Moodnoun

the prevailing psychological state;

the climate of opinionthe national mood had changed radically since the last election

Tensenoun

a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time

Moodnoun

verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker

Tenseverb

stretch or force to the limit;

strain the rope

Tenseverb

increase the tension on;

tense a rope

Tenseverb

become tense or tenser;

He tensed up when he saw his opponent enter the room

Tenseverb

make tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious;

Tenseadjective

in or of a state of physical or nervous tension

Tenseadjective

pronounced with relatively tense tongue muscles (e.g., the vowel sound in `beat')

Tenseadjective

taut or rigid; stretched tight;

tense piano strings