Today, let’s look at how we use the imperative mood. The imperative mood is used to give commands and requests in English. To form the imperative mood, we use the following structure: verb + object/complement.
・Hand me that towel.
For negative imperatives, we add “do not” or “don’t” before the verb.
・Do not smoke in this building.
・Don’t forget your homework tomorrow.
The subject of an imperative sentence is always “you,” so you don’t have to say “you.” However, sometimes we say “you” to be more direct.
There are many uses for the imperative mood.
・Commands: Clean up this mess right now!
・Suggestions: Get some rest and feel better.
・Offers: Have another piece of cake.
・Advice: Exercise every day if you want to lose weight.