The Imperative Mood express a command, a order, a request, a warning, or an invitation.

 

Examples

Let’s go !

Hurry Up !

Let’s begin !

Stop !

Don’t !

 

The emphatic form of the imperative is expressed by the imperative mood of the verb to do placed before the main verb:

 

Examples

Do be quiet !

Do be fast !

Do tell me the story about Alice !

Do stop doing that !

 

 

When the imperative mod is used the subject is not usually expressed .

Commands can be  give to more than one person and then – you stands before the imperative.

 

Also,the Indefinite pronouns – everybody, everyone or somebody ,  may be used in indirect commands and have the initial or final position in the sentence.

Examples

Take your staff !

Come here !

Sit down everybody !

Call a doctor somebody !

 

The pronoun you may be used for emphasis, or to express emotions. eg.,impatience, annoyance.

Examples

You mind your own business !

You clean up your room !

You are grounded !

 

This page is about The Imperative Mood.

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