Imperatives Introduction Imperative sentences are used for many reasons:
| to give advice or suggestions ||Exercise four times a week. |
Don’t eat too much chocolate.
| to give directions ||Turn right at the bank and walk three blocks. |
| to give instructions ||Cut the onions into small pieces and fry in oil. |
Save your document and put it in a new folder.
| to give orders or commands ||(Please) be quiet! |
Do your homework.
| to give warnings ||Watch out! |
Don’t drive after drinking.
| to make a polite request ||Please turn off the light, Mary. |
Close the window please, Janice.
| to offer an informal invitation ||Bring a friend to the party if you like. |
Join us for dessert, Cathy!
Notice that the subject of these sentences (you) is not written
. It is the same for singular and plural subjects.
(You) turn left at the corner and drive two kilometers.
Sally and Mark, stand up please.
In order to make the
, simply say: “Do not + simple verb...” or “Don’t + simple verb...”
Do not run across the road, children.
Don’t smoke in the airport please.
Be careful! Do not use the imperative in formal situations with an
employer or a teacher. They are too direct.
Come to lunch Mrs. Rivers. ->
Would you like to join us at lunch, Mrs. Rivers? -> Good!
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