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    How to answer/react to a remark made to you by someone using the imperative. thanks

    ow would YOU reply to these comments?

    imperative= warnings, commands, orders, or just instructions.

    Warning.
    Don't cross the street now!

    Commands:
    Don't run in the house!

    Instructions:
    Open the book to page three.

    Orders:
    Be quiet!

    Requests:
    Please, open the window.


    thanks for answer
    I mean can I answer YES if i am ready to fulfil someone;s command
    or NO if i am not going to fulfil a comand

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    Re: How to answer/react to a remark made to you by someone using the imperative. than

    Welcome to the forum, nadejdavlad1,

    I would say nothing in response to:

    Don't cross the street now!

    Don't run in the house!
    Open the book to page three.

    I might say 'OK' in response to: Please, open the window.

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    Re: How to answer/react to a remark made to you by someone using the imperative. than

    You might also say 'OK' in the first two cases to convey the meaning 'OK... I heard you the first time' (if they've repeated the instruction).
    In the third case, you'd probably just do it. After a pause you might say 'OK...?' to mean 'OK, I've done that. What now?'

    b

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