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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE
Imperatives

 
 

An imperative is a verb form that uses the simple form of the verb and omits the subject. The imperative form is often used to give instructions or warnings.

 
 

Eat

your vegetables.

imperative

 

 
 


Imperatives have many functions, for example, they:

  • give instructions.

  • offer advice.

  • make suggestions.

  • give warnings.

  • offer something to someone.


Imperatives:

  • use "do not" / "don't" in the negative form.

  • use "get" in the passive form.

  • can be used with "and / or + future tense" to show condition.

  • can have a subject to emphasize who the subject is.