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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Imperatives

 
  Answer the following questions to check your knowledge of imperatives.

 
 
1. Choose the sentence which has an imperative.
  Mary eats vegetables.
  Mary, eat your vegetables.
  Eating vegetables is good for Mary.
     
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 be late or we'll miss the start of the movie.
  If you're late we'll miss the start of the movie.
  You won't be late, so we won't miss the start of the movie.
     
6. Choose the sentence which has an imperative.
  When you get promoted, we can go out for a party!
  When you're promoted, we can go out for a party!
  Get promoted, and then we can go out for a party!
     
7. What is the function of the imperative in the following sentence?
Shhh, don't talk during the exam!
  Instruction
  Order
  Advice
     
8. What is the function of the imperative in the following sentence?
Get some rest and you'll feel better in the morning.
  Offer
  Warning
  Suggestion
     
9. What is the function of the imperative in the following sentence?
Tell David not to stay late at work today; I need his help at home.
  Instruction
  Negative
  Advice
     
10. What is the function of the imperative in the following sentence?
Take another cup of tea while it's still hot.
  Advice
  Offer
  Warning