ELLLO Beginner English Lesson 2-03
Watch these videos to learn how to use the imperative form.
Point 1: The imperative is the base form of the verb. We use it to give instructions, commands or suggestions.
- Come here.
- Help me please.
- Look at this.
- Don't do that!
Point 2: The imperative does not have a subject because the subject is the listener.
- Listen to me.
- Speak slower please.
- Stand over there.
- Open the door.
Point 3: Add the world 'please' to make the commands more polite.
- Please sit here.
- Please give me your passport.
- Please spell your name for me.
- Please pay this amount.
Point 4: The negative form of the imperative uses do not or don't plus the base verb
- Do not go there.
- Don't eat too much.
- Do not stay up too late.
- Don't fall asleep.