ELLLO Beginner English Lesson 2-03

Imperatives

Watch these videos to learn how to use the imperative form.

Imperatives

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

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