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Imperative mode and its tags.
THE IMPERATIVE MODE is used to give orders, in the affirmative form : Come here! ; Eat your soup!
- or the negative form, interdictions : Don't speak so loud! ; Don't answer back!
In French, the imperative has only 3 forms (1st person plural, 2nd person singular and plural), whereas in English, adding LET, it can be used in the 3rd persons and with different nuances:
- invitation : Let her come to my party! I'll be delighted...
- public notice : Keep off the grass.
- order : Listen when someone is speaking!
- instructions : Open your books on page 6, and do exercise 3!
- suggestion : Don't worry!
- direction,orientation : Go straight on and then turn left.
- warning : Don't play with that big dog...
- request : Please, pass me the salt...
1) The imperative is simply built with the base verb :
- Open the window, please.
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