Grammar detail: moods in Japanese

moods in Japanese
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English grammar includes the concept of 'moods', which indicate the purpose of the language, rather than the precise form. Moods in English include for example imperative, subjunctive, and indicative.
In Japanese, the concept of moods does not exist in the same way, so the appropriate form depends on the precise intent of the English.
The indicative mood is English is used for a statement of fact. In Japanese, this maps simply and directly to a standard conjugation such as the present or past form.
I slept
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Kanji used in this grammar

シン   ねかす to lay down   ね to sleep, to lie down   
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