GURUKUL INFORMATICS

Imperative Sentences

 

 

 

a) Definition / Meaning:

      Imperative Means Very important or authoritative or necessity

     

       Imperative sentence is used to give an order, tells the direction, advice or instructions or that expresses a request or command or express obligation or express necessity.


      Examples:

  • Spend the money.
  • Go to your room.
  • Look in the drawer of the dresser.

 

b) Structure of Imperative Sentence:

     Imperative sentences consist of predicates that only contain verbs in infinitive form; verb phrases are not allowed. Imperative sentences  are generally terminated with an exclamation mark instead of a period.


                             

          Imperative Sentence  =>  Predicate =>  verb + object + complement

      

      Examples:

  • Spend the money.
  • Go to your room.
  • Look in the drawer of the dresser.
  • Leave your coat in the hall
  • Give me your phone number
  • Don't shut the door
  • Stop!


Important Point:

  • An imperative sentence typically begins with the base form of a verb, as in Go now!
  • The implied subject you is said to be "understood"  (You) go now!

 

 

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