This chapter will discuss the imperative in English. The imperative is used to give orders and instructions or to make a suggestion.
Imperatives in English can be used to give an instruction or to request something or to make a suggestion.
|To give an instruction||
|To give out orders||
|To request something||
|To make a suggestion.||
Keep in mind:
In the English language there are two forms of imperative: affirmative and negative. Take a look at the tabel below to see the difference.
The imperative form is usually aimed at 'you', singular or plural. However, the personal pronoun is not mentioned in the sentence.
The affirmative form of the imperative is formed with the infinitive of the verb.
'Always' and 'never' should be before the infinitive verb. These adverbs are used to emphasize the advice.
The negative form of the imperative is formed with 'do not + infinitive'.
Train your skills by doing the exercises below!
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