Portuguese activity, aimed at students in the eighth year of elementary school, on verbs in the indicative mood. What do these verbs express in the communicative context? Let's learn? To do so, answer the proposed questions!
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Light serves to help fireflies in many situations, reproduction, feeding and – this is perhaps the most important – to save themselves! That's right, the firefly's light works as a signal to the predator that says: "I taste horrible, don't eat me!". And predators seem to get the message.
In fact, scientists have discovered that there are some molecules responsible for releasing a bad taste in fireflies and the light is a warning that bad taste is a reality.
Magazine “Science Today for Children”. Edition 235.
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Question 1 - Identify the passage in which the underlined verb is in the indicative mood:
( ) "The light it suits to help fireflies in many situations […]”
( ) “[…] this is perhaps it is the most important […]"
( ) “My taste is horrible, I don’t with the!”.
Question 2 – In the passage identified above, the verb is in the indicative mood because it expresses:
( ) a certainty.
( ) a warning.
( ) a possibility.
Question 3 – Underline the verb in the indicative mood below:
“That’s right, the firefly’s light works as a signal to the predator […]”
Question 4 – In “Actually, scientists have discovered that there are some molecules […]”, the verbs in the indicative mood refer to:
( ) to the 1st person plural.
( ) to the 2nd person plural.
( ) to the 3rd person plural.
Question 5 - Watch:
“[…] the light is a warning that bad taste is a reality.”
The verb “to be”, used twice in this segment, was used in the mood:
( ) indicative.
( ) subjunctive.
( ) imperative.
By Denyse Lage Fonseca
Graduated in Letters and specialist in distance education.