Imperatives are used to tell someone to do something or how to do something. To make an imperative, drop the subject and use the base form of the verb.
Add four cups of flour.
Don’t sit on the couch all day.
Imperatives are used:
To give instructions.
Click the green button.
To give advice or a suggestion.
Find a job you love.
To give orders.
Stop running around and come here!
To offer something.
Have a cup of coffee.
You can use signal words like first, next, then, after that, etc. to show order when using imperatives. Signal words serve to guide the listener/reader from one idea to the next.
First, dice the onions. Then, fry the chicken.
- Tell me how to make some kind of delicious food.
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- How do I get to a good restaurant near here?
- What are your best tips for a happy marriage?
- Tell me step by step how to make a lot of money.
- What should I do if I see someone who is cut very badly?
- What’s a card game from your country? How do I play it?
- How does a person find the perfect man or woman?
- What are your best tips to live a happy life?
- How do I get to the nearest bus stop?
- Can you give some tips for surviving a flood?
- What should I do if there is a flood?
- Tell me some tips for a hobby you have.
- What should I do if I’m in a car accident?
- Tell me how to plan a great vacation.
- Can you tell me how to do a traditional dance from your country?
- What should someone do to escape a burning building?