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Grammar and StructureGRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Imperatives

 
 

Answer the following questions to check your knowledge of imperatives.

Example

Choose the sentence that has an imperative.
Please will you let me buy you a coffee?
Let me buy you a coffee.
I would like to buy you a coffee.

The correct answer is "Let me buy you a coffee."


1.

Choose the sentence that has an imperative.

  Martina eats well.
  Please, Martina, eat well.
  Eating well is good for Martina.
     
2.

Choose the sentence that has an imperative.

  Lock the door or someone will break in.
  I'd like you to lock the door on your way out so no one breaks in.
  You always lock the door on your way out.
     
3.

Choose the sentence that has an imperative.

  Timothy, will you please listen to the teacher?
  The teacher wants you to listen, Timothy!
  Timothy, listen to the teacher!
     
4.

Choose the sentence that has an imperative.

  You should never cross the road without looking both ways.
  Never cross the road without looking both ways.
  Do you ever cross the road without looking both ways?
     
5.

Choose the sentence that has an imperative.

  Don't be late or you will not be able to get a table.
  If you're late we will not be able to get a table.
  You won't be late, so we will be able to get a table.
     
6.

Choose the sentence that has an imperative.

  When you get promoted, you will have a much higher salary!
  When you're promoted, you will have a much higher salary!
  Get promoted, and then you will have a much higher salary!
     
7.

What is the function of the imperative in the following sentence?
Hey, don't touch the merchandise!

  instruction
  order
  advice
     
8.

What is the function of the imperative in the following sentence?
Go to the pharmacy and ask for information about the medicine.

  offer
  warning
  suggestion
     
9.

What is the function of the imperative in the following sentence?
Tell David not to forget his sister's birthday. We are planning a family party.

  instruction
  negative
  advice
     
10.

What is the function of the imperative in the following sentence?
Take my jacket so you are not cold on the walk home.

  advice
  offer
  warning