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  • 1. IMPERATIVES
  • 2. Form an imperative sentence inthe following ways: Base verb e.x. Run!
  • 3.  Base verb + Object e.x. Eat your vegetables.
  • 4.  Negative Auxiliary + Base verb + Object e.x. Don’t close the door.
  • 5. Use the imperative to: give directions and instructions e.x. Exit on Baseline Ave. e.x. Stand up straight.
  • 6.  give orders and commands e.x. Be quiet! e.x. Pull over to the side of the road!
  • 7.  give advice or make suggestions e.x. Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day. e.x. Take the day off tomorrow. give warnings e.x. Watch out! e.x. Be careful!
  • 8.  make requests e.x. Please give me a ride to school. e.x. Please help me study for the test. make informal invitations e.x. Come to my party. e.x. Go to the movies with us tonight.
  • 9. NOTE: The subject of an imperative sentence is usually “you” but do not say or write it. e.x. (You) Please close the door. The imperative form is the same in both singular and plural forms. e.x. Rita, stop talking. e.x. Rita and Rosa, stop talking.