Imperative Sentences

Pick out the commands

Tell me what they do.

gives advice or instructions or expresses a request or command

The implied subject you is said to be "understood"

Typically, imperative sentences are short and simple

  • Stop!
  • Go.
  • Hurry!


Depending on the strength of emotion you want to convey, either a period or exclamation mark punctuates imperative sentences

Sample sentences

  • Leave the package at the door.
  • Walk through this door and turn left at the next hallway.
  • Tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.