Realis mood

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:

Although the indicative is generally the main or only realis mood, certain other languages have additional forms which can be categorized as separate realis moods.

Reference is sometimes made to a "generic mood", for making general statements about a particular class of things; this may be considered to be an aspect rather than a mood. See gnomic aspect.