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The Imperative

Date: Oct 08 2014

Topic: Grammar

Author: albasel1975


We can use the imperative to give a direct order.

  • Take that chewing gum out of your mouth.
  • Stand up straight.
  • Give me the details.

We can use the imperative to give instructions.

  • Open your book.
  • Take two tablets every evening.
  • Take a left and then a right.

We can use the imperative to make an invitation.

  • Come in and sit down.Make yourself at home.
  • Please start without me. I'll be there shortly.
  • Have a piece of this cake. It's delicious.

We can use the imperative on signs and notices.

  • Push.
  • Do not use.
  • Insert one dollar.

We can use the imperative to give friendly informal advice.

  • Speak to him.Tell him how you feel.
  • Have a quiet word with her about it.
  • Don't go.Stay at home and rest up.Get some sleep and recover.

We can make the imperative 'more polite' by adding 'do'.

  • Do be quiet.
  • Do come.
  • Do sit down.

I hope you get benifit of my short lesson ... till we meet in a new lesson...

Regards, ( albasel1975 )

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