An imperativesentence is one which sets forth a command or a request.
A period is used to close such a sentence unless the sentence is also exclamatory.
The word-order of the imperative sentence is normally the same as that of the declarative sentence,
but the subject is usually
understood rather than expressed.
(You) Close the door.
Pattern: (Subject) -Verb-Object
(You) Be quiet.
Pattern: (Subject) -Linking Verb-Adjective Complement [What’s an adjective complement?]
With the understood subject
you supplied, each of these imperative
sentences fits one of the basic sentence patterns, and the word-order of
each sentence is the same as that of a similar declarative sentence.
be studying be studying
IDENTIFY AS ‘IMPERATIVE’ or ‘ DECLARATIVE ’ - -
2- The politician addressed the crowd.
3- Close the book.
4- Be polite.
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