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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.

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About Sandra Madeira

I am a full-time working mum with a passion for writing and inspiring others. Subjects I tend to blog about are life skills, parenting, decluttering, worklife balance, etc. At the moment I am on a decluttering mission creating space in my house, garden and mind. I have challenged myself to do at least ten minutes a day and write about it. Have a good day! Sandra Freelance Writer


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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