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Imperative Sentence - Glossary of Terms


Imperative Sentence

An imperative sentence gives a direct command. It can end in a full stop or an exclamation mark, depending on how forceful the command is:

Examples:

Clear this desk by tomorrow! 
Please tidy your room. 
Consider the lily.
Drive to the roundabout and then turn left. 

Interactive example:
 
Shut up!  I am talking.  Go and stand in the corridor. [imperative sentence]
 
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