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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE
Imperatives

 
 

Definition

An imperative is a verb form that uses the simple form of the verb without the subject. The imperative form is often used to give instructions or warnings.

Example

Eat

your vegetables.

imperative

 

Explanation

Imperatives --

  • have many functions. For example, they --
    • give instructions
    • offer advice
    • make suggestions
    • give warnings
    • offer something to someone
  • use "do not" / "don't" in the negative form.
  • use "get" in the passive form.
  • can state a subject in order to emphasize who the subject is.

Related Sections

Passives
Verbs