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  1. vladz
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    imperative sentence

    Are instructions and procedures considered as imperative sentences?

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    It depends on how they are phrased, but they can be.

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    Re: imperative sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by vladz
    Are instructions and procedures considered as imperative sentences?
    I agree with tdol.

    Here are a few examples:

    An instruction
    Turn the dial. (Imperative)

    A procedure
    Follow the instructions. (Imperative)

    If the subject is implied "You" and the verb doesn't have tense, then the sentence is imperative:

    (You) turn the dial.
    (You) follow the instructions.

    Commands are also in the imperative:

    A command
    Close the window. (Imperative)
    (You) close the window.

    All the best, :D

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