Use these worksheets! They will teach your students all about using imperative sentences correctly.

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.

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Get the Picture?

Write an imperative sentence to go with each picture.

Is That an Order?

Rewrite each interrogative sentence so that it is a bold and mature sentence.

Make it Important

Rewrite the following sentences as imperative sentences that use "you understood" as the subject. Underline the verbs in your sentence that go with "you understood."

Tell Me What to Do!

Study each picture. Then add a verb to complete each sentence, based on the picture that matches it. Label each picture.

Working with Prompts

Write a sentence to answer each of the prompts. Follow the example. 1. You want a cookie. Give me a cookie!


Imperative verbs are sometimes also known as "bossy verbs" because they tell the subject of the sentence (you) what to do.

Waffle Recipe

Choose the correct verb to go with each step in the recipe. Write it on the line.

Declarative Or Is It Really Imperative

Read each sentence. Declare the intentions of the sentence? Write your answer on the line.

Purpose Of Verbs

A great mixture of work and focus points to review this topic.

What Kind of Sentence?

Read each sentence. Classify the purpose of the sentence and where they are headed with it.

You Understood

A sentence has to have both a subject and a verb. But in an the bolded sentence, the subject is "you," and sometimes the subject is invisible.

Writing Serious Sentences

Write six sentences that you hear every day.

Begin with Verbs

Complete each sentence below by adding a crazy verb at the beginning.

Teach an Alien!

Imagine you have been assigned to escort a visitor from another planet. One of your jobs is to teach your guest about life on earth. Choose simple task that you want to teach your alien guest. It could be opening a door, tying your shoes, or eating a cookie. Think of some connecting words that you can use as your give your alien guest step-by-step directions.

Bossy Verb Card Game

Get to know imperative verbs by playing this game with your classmates! First, write a verb on each card. Cut out your cards. Now mingle with your classmates! With all of your cards face-down, ask your classmate to draw a card.