English Grammar: Imperatives

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Definition:

Imperatives are verbs used to give orders, commands and instructions. The form used is usually the same as the base form. It is one of the three moods of an English verb. Imperatives should be used carefully in English; to give firm orders or commands, but not as much when trying to be polite or show respect to the other person.

EG: Give me that tape, please.

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Declarative; Subjunctive; Voice; Aspect; Tense

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Verbs and Tenses

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