Demands

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You use the imperative form when you tell someone what to do:
  • Johnny, come here!
  • Be quiet!
  • Julia, hurry up!
  • Go to bed!
  • Give me your book!
You always use the infinitive form of the verb. It doesn't matter if you talk to one or more than one person:
  • meet: Julia, meet me there! and Julia and Johnny, meet me there!
  • listen: Julia, listen! and Julia and Johnny, listen!
  • go: Julia, go away! and Julia and Johnny, go away!
When you tell someone NOT to do something, you use "Do not/Don't": + the infinitive:
  • Johnny, don't hurry!
  • Don't look!
  • Julia, do not speak!
  • Don't go away!
  • Do not give it to him!
 
Read the text below. Find all the imperatives and click on them.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Choose a typical reaction to the imperative form.
 
 
  1. Julia, go to bed!
     
    • Julia starts to watch a movie.
       
    • Julia gets up and says: "Good night!"
       
  2. Steven, come inside! Dinner is ready.
     
    • Steven goes into the house.
       
    • Steven runs away.
       
  3. Peter, go away! Leave me alone.
     
    • Peter starts to scream.
       
    • Peter goes out of the room.
       
  4. Hey, don't look! It's a surprise.
     
    • The boy closes his eyes.
       
    • The boy calls his father.
       
 
 
 
 

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