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