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Commands give instruction.

They use the imperative form of verbs.


When using commands, the sentence doesn’t always need a subject.

For example,

Clean my shirt.

It is suggested that ‘You’ would be the subject (You clean my shirt).

Remember, commands often give your writing an abrupt tone and can work well with exclamation marks.


Your Turn…

1. What is a command?
A type of sentence
A short description
A type of word

2. What type of verb is common to commands?
Imperative verbs
Modal verbs
Auxiliary verbs

3. Which of the following can be left out from a command?
A verb
A full stop
A subject

4. Which of the following is a command?
Where are you?
Sit down!
This cheese is nice.

5. Which punctuation mark is common to commands?
Exclamation marks

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