Negative Auxiliary + Base verb + Object e.x. Don’t close the door.
Use the imperative to: give directions and instructions e.x. Exit on Baseline Ave. e.x. Stand up straight.
give orders and commands e.x. Be quiet! e.x. Pull over to the side of the road!
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!
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.
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.