Imperative Exercises

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Imperative Form : ( Base form (verb 1) )

In English we use imperatives to :

  • give very strong advice 
  • give instructions
  • give orders

The positive imperative is the same as the infinitive. The negative imperative is don't + infinitive.   

Notes for use of imperatives :

In English an imperative sentence does not require a subject; the pronoun "you" is implied. 

Imperative Example Sentences : 

Positive Examples of Imperatives :

  • Stop smoking. 
  • Do more exercise. 
  • Eat more vegetables.  
  • Do your homework!  

Negative Examples of Imperatives :

  • Don't eat a lot of salt. 
  • Don't drink too much alcohol. 
  • Don't be a couch potato. 
  • Don't show your partner your questions.
Imperative example sentences
Yes, we have paper towels, I can clean it up, don't worry!
That's a good idea, let me get him then.
Come on, Cate!
Alright, let me check that for you.
See you girls, have fun.
Forget about what I said about Jen and Mike!
What!? Please don't say you made them catch an actual wasp.
A tenner is fine, let's see the cash first.
Let me google it!
Yes, just ask me!
Yes okay, let's go inside so I can show you the house.
Michael, grab the door knob and pull it as hard as you can!
Don't forget the beer deal.
He might be overly excited, try not to hold him too tight.
That's fine, say hi to everyone.
Don't act like you don't understand.
Please don't get the half price ones.
I can hear you, don't hang up, Jen!
Let me ask the girls if they want something, too.
Oh god! Look at the queues at the counters.


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