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Given that in finite sentences in English the only grammatical mood is, strictly speaking, the indicative (since only here do we find distinctive inflectional morphemes), I will employ the feature [[+ or -] indicative] to comprise under the negative specification all the other possibilities--i.
we have grammatical mood (manifested through verbal morphemes), which as I argue is also implicated in the grounding of propositions in Spanish.
Now, if grammatical mood is (at least) connected with the assertive value of the predicate which introduces and selects the subordinate clause, we expect this [[+ or -] assertive] feature to be relevant in the characterization of sentences as well; accordingly, it will have to be present in some part of their constituent structure, the obvious candidate being the most external category in the illocutionary layer (i.