Sunday, April 17, 2011

Imperative:
  • command :
    • instruction
    • prohibition
  • request :
    • polite request >> use “please”
    • more polite request >> would you like/mind/please

Command
  1. Instruction
    E.g.
    Read that book!
    Open the door!
    Close the window!
    Stand up!
    Sit down!

  2. Prohibition
    E.g.
    Don't kick that ball!
    Don't sleep too night!
    Don't forget to eat!
    Don't swim there!
    Don't watch that film!
Request
  1. Polite Request >> use “please”
    E.g.
    Please, don't smoke!
    Sit down on the red chair, please!
    Please, take a glass of water!

  2. More Polite Request
    > Would you like + to inf + … ?
    E.g.
    Would you like to pick up me go home?
    Would you like to accompany me to the party?
    Would you like to write the letter for me?

    > Would you mind + V-ing + … ?
    E.g.
    Would you mind returning this book to library?
    Would you mind sweeping this floor?
    Would you mind doing my homework?

    > Would you please + bare inf + … ?
    E.g.
    Would you please forgive him?
    Would you please read the story for me?
    Would you please send me some money?

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