In English grammar what is the compelling mood

What is imperative mood?

What is imperative mood?

Mood is a grammatical characteristic of a verb that indicates modality. Mood expresses how the verb should be viewed. That is, whether the sentence is an order, a wish, a statement, etc. There are three main moods in English grammar. They are indicative, subjunctive and imperative. In this article we will discuss imperative mood in detail.

First, let's see what imperative mood is. The imperative mood is a grammatical mood that formulates commands, requirements, and directions. The main verb of an imperative sentence will be in the imperative mood. Imperative mood indicates that the speaker wants the action expressed in the sentence to take place.

Usually we form the imperative using the second person with the unspoken subject you. The base form of the verb is used at the beginning of the verb. Then the adverbial follows. The topic is not given directly in an imperative clause, but the personal pronoun of the second person (singular and plural) you is implied.

Examples of imperative mood

Bring me the stick!

Be very careful

Don't forget to close the door.

Close your eyes and count to ten.

Don't worry about her, she will be safe.

Now turn off the TV.

Install the program and restart your computer.

Shout when you see someone coming.

Help me cook, Mary.

Don't bother them

You can please add at the end or the beginning of the sentence to soften the sentence and make it more polite.

Please be quiet.

Please close the door.

Please help me.

Please take off your shoes.

If you want to include yourself in the proposal or inquiry, let's construction. This corresponds to a first-person plural imperative.

Let's go.

Let's not go there


Use of imperative mood

As mentioned above, imperative sentiment can be used to indicate

assignments

Go out!

Put your gun down!

Orders are usually marked with exclamation marks in the language. (!)

Requests

Give me the salt, please.

Please close the door.

advice

Do not go near the water.

Don't panic, just keep still.

manual

First stop the bleeding, then cover the wound with a piece of gauze.

Add 100 g sugar and stir well.

In addition, we can also use the imperative to indicate wishes, excuses, invitations, permissions, invitations, etc.

Come with us - invitation

Go with me if you want - permission

Sorry - sorry

Have fun! - Wish

Imperative mood - summary

  • There are three main moods in English grammar: imperative, indicative, and subjunctive.
  • Imperative sentiment is used in commands, inquiries, advice, and directions.
  • Usually we form the imperative using the second person with the unspoken subject you.
  • The base form of the verb is used at the beginning of the verb.