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Imperatives


Introduction

We use the imperative when we tell people what to do or what not to do.

For example:

Part 1 - Imperative (positive)

We make the imperative by using the infinitive of the verb (without "to").

For example:

Practice

Complete the sentences with the correct form of the verb in brackets.

.
1)
   your homework. (finish)

 
2)
   your food. (eat)

 
3)
   the names and places. (match)

 
4)
   her your seat. (offer)

 

Part 2 - Imperative (negative)

We make a negative sentence with "don't" ("do not").

For example:

Practice

Complete the sentences with the correct negative form of the verb in brackets.

.
1)
   the salad. (order)

 
2)
   too early. (plan)

 
3)
   that paper. (pick up)

 
4)
   the sentence. (repeat)

 

If you use "please", it is more polite, for example:
If you use "let's", you include yourself and it is more like a suggestion, for example:

Further practice

Choose the correct answer to complete the sentence: a, b, c or d.
.
1)
____ to the library.
 

 

2)
____ for the holidays.
 

 

3)
____ the chocolate.
 

 

4)
____ me.
 

 

5)
____ the food.
 

 

6)
Let's ____.
 

 


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