imperative mood


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Synonyms for imperative mood

a mood that expresses an intention to influence the listener's behavior

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They all used imperative mood, boosting devices (terms like 'ASAP' or 'of course') and the personal pronoun T," she says.
c) trisyllabic single-stem verbs in the 1st and 2nd person singular present forms of the indicative mood, 1st, 2nd and 3rd person singular past forms of the indicative mood and 2nd person singular of the imperative mood, e.
In English, the way in which the imperative mood is expressed depends on whether the command is positive or negative.
It is well known that in later Old Indo-Aryan the imperative mood inherited some of the forms (i.
Then he considers previous accounts of the Greek imperative mood in New Testament and linguistic studies.
As a command, this sentence would have to be in the imperative mood (aka mode), with a comma after "God" and an exclamation point replacing the period at the end: "God, bless America
Second, the imperative mood is used to give orders or commands, for example, "Sharpen your knife" or "Add the egg whites now.
However, there are passages that seem alternately ill-suited to one of these audience groups, either because of insufficient explanation of theoretical concepts or the use of the imperative mood in the writing.
For example, the imperative mood, as in 14, encodes the information that the intended message is as some type of directive, leaving the precise directive subtype unaddressed:
The common tribesmen speak that language to one another, mostly at times of stress and in the imperative mood.
Though less research has been done on the chronology of this development, we note here the following facts: in the Hellenistic and Roman period, negative imperatives could be easily found, which shows that the imperative mood was still licensed in the INFL functional node and not in the new MOOD functional category.
When a graceful, smiling Cambodian waitress expresses the hope, in the imperative mood, that you enjoy your breakfast, you can't help wondering what she means by it, if anything at all.
Tiger: The imperative mood of the verb to take, as in "Tiger look at this, Reg".
Self-effacing directions, ones that avoid the subjunctive or imperative mood, it is argued, developed as the Elizabethan norm.