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Note 98 – The imperative mood (verbs)


Verbs have three moods.  Yesterday I covered the indicative mood and today I am going to blog about the imperative mood (the mood being the form that the verb takes and how it is meant to be understood by the reader). 

The imperative mood is all about orders, according to Bernard C Lamb in The Queen’s English.  You will notice below that these aren’t necessarily abrupt sentences:

  • Get out of my chair!
  • Go away!
  • Please stand clear of the closing doors
  • Please keep of the grass

Tomorrow I will cover the subjunctive mood.  Hope you have enjoyed reading today’s blog.  Don’t forget that you can subscribe to receive them daily by email so that you don’t miss any. Just click ‘sign me up’ on the home page.

Until tomorrow…

Sandra

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Reference list:

Bernard C. Lamb The Queen’s English (2010), UK

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About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Please let me know what you think of my blog - constructive comments welcome. Have a great day Sandra Freelance Writer www.sandramadeira.com

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One thought on “Note 98 – The imperative mood (verbs)

  1. I need to bookmark this – I surely will keep in mind your post.

    Posted by letter reference | August 6, 2011, 10:43 pm

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