Imperative sentences are command sentences, telling someone what to do. The usually lead the thought of any solidly placed paragraph. Most imperatives have no grammatical subject, instead they have a well understood subject. They feature the base form of that main verb in sentences that they are used in. The main purpose and use of these commands are to give orders, instructions, warnings, and even advice. They are often presented much more mildly in marketing offers and invitations. They can be used to create a sense of urgency and they can have a polite suggestion like emphasis. Authors need to determine the needs of their audience when writing with these intentions.
The worksheets you find here will work you through the process of rewriting sentences to create imperative sentences, base your work on some writing prompts, identifying imperative verbs from a list of words and within given readings, determining whether given sentences are declarative or not, and more. Answer sheets have been included for instructors, but please note that in some cases, student answers will vary. Fun Group Activity: What's the best-known example of using imperative sentences? The "Simon Says" game! Organize a "Simon Says" contest for your students.