Imperative Sentences

Learn how to use the imperative form to write imperative sentences. This is a nice short lesson, but it’s still very important. Keep on reading to improve your English!

Keep reading all the way to the the bottom of the page for the FREE pdf download with exercises included! 

Imperative Sentences

What is the imperative?

An imperative sentence is used for advice, instructions, commands, or requests.

The assumed subject of an imperative is always you; so do not write ‘you’.

Learn How to use the Imperative!

Follow the five simple rules to learn how to form imperative sentences. You can also download the free lesson to take with you for homework or to use in your English class.

1. Begin an imperative sentence with the BASE FORM of the verb (V1).

2. End an imperative sentence with a period (.) or exclamation mark (!).

3. Use a comma (,) before please.

4. Use please to make a polite request.

5. Use DON’T + V1 for the negative form.

Imperative Sentences Practice and Exercises

Imperatives: Imagine that you are little Timmy’s mother or father. Timmy isn’t doing what he should. Tell Timmy what to do!

1.  Timmy is pulling his sister’s hair!

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2.  Timmy isn’t eating his vegetables.

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3.  Timmy is playing video games while you clean the house.

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4.  Timmy is screaming as loud as he can!

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5.  Timmy is going to draw on the walls!

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6. Timmy’s room is dirty.

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7. Timmy is tired.

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There you go! If you still have any questions, please email me or just comment below and I will answer you.

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