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    what are imperative sentences

    What are imperative sentences and how can I make passive voice of imperative sentences

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    Re: what are imperative sentences

    Examples of imperative sentences in Hindi:

    to a taxi driver

    "Rok dijhe" = "stop here"

    or to a servant

    "pani lao" = "bring me water"

    I am hoping that both my examples have become very old-fashioned since I first learned them forty years ago.

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    Re: what are imperative sentences

    It is a command. It tells someone what to do. The word "you" is not spoken but is understood:

    (You) Stop the car.
    (You) Be quiet.
    (You) Eat your vegetables.

    The "you" can be either singular or plural.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    passive voice of imperative

    Let me know how to make passive of imperative tense

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    Re: passive voice of imperative


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    Re: passive voice of imperative

    Quote Originally Posted by manishmodi;1147884[COLOR=#ff0000
    [/COLOR]Please let me know how to make the passive of the imperative mood.
    Please note my corrections to your post.

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    Re: what are imperative sentences

    manishmodi, your question should end with a question mark.

    Why do you want to make everything passive?

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    Re: what are imperative sentences

    I think 'imperative' and 'passive' do not go together. How can you issue a passive command?

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    That's right. A command is not passive.

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    Re: what are imperative sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    I think 'imperative' and 'passive' do not go together. How can you issue a passive command?
    Yes, that's a good point. However, various grammar sites cover this.
    http://www.englishpractice.com/impro...tence-passive/
    "Bring it here" -> "Let it be brought here."
    I understand the objection though. The main subject and verb is still active "[You] bring ..." or "[You] let ...", and it's rest of the sentence that is passive. Although when God said, "Let there be light", I'm not sure who he was addressing.

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