illocutionary force

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Hello teachers,
I'd like to know if this sentence is an imperative one or a declarative one.
'Make your self at home.'
 

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chan said:
Hello teachers,
I'd like to know if this sentence is an imperative one or a declarative one.
'Make yourself at home.'


The illocutionary act is a command. The illocutionary point is an attempt to get someone to do something, which in this case could be something like wanting a person to sit down:

Mike: (opens his front door and invites John into the house) "Make yourself at home"
John: (sits down on the sofa) "Thanks"

All the best,
 
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