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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Imperatives

 
 

Answer the following questions to check your knowledge of imperatives.

Example

Choose the sentence which has an imperative.

Mary eats vegetables.
Mary, eat your vegetables.
Eating vegetables is good for Mary.

The correct answer is "Mary, eat your vegetables."



1.

Choose the sentence which has an imperative.

  Please, sit down.
  You must sit down.
  Will you please sit down.
     
2.

Choose the sentence which has an imperative.

  Close the door on your way out.
  I'd like you to close the door on your way out.
  You always close the door on your way out.
     
3.

Choose the sentence which has an imperative.

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

Choose the sentence which has an imperative.

  You always do your homework.
  Always do your homework.
  Do you always do your homework?
     
5.

Choose the sentence which has an imperative.

  Don't forget to buy tickets for the concert.
  You should buy tickets for the concert.
  The tickets have to be bought.
     
6.

Choose the sentence which has an imperative.

  When you get a new job, we can buy a new house!
  When you have a new job, we can buy a new house!
  Get a new job, and then we can buy a new house!
     
What is the function of the imperative in the following sentences?
     
7.

Shhh, don't talk during the exam!

  Instruction
  Order
  Advice
     
8.

Get some rest and you'll feel better in the morning.

  Offer
  Warning
  Suggestion
     
9.

Tell David not to stay late at work today.

  Instruction
  Negative
  Advice
     
10.

Take another cup of tea while it's still hot.

  Advice
  Offer
  Warning