Phrase vs Imperative sentence.




How to differentiate between phrase and imperative sentence. Phrase has either subject or verb; likewise, imperative sentence start with verb.


How to identify whether its phrase or imperative sentence?

asked Jan 04 '13 at 03:26 sarasbabu New member

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Phrase is a group of words that do not contain a subject and a verb. 

On the bus, On the train, at the traffic light and so on.


When you give an order or command, use the base form of a verb, such as give, read or come. This base form is called the imperative.

For example; Open the book, Switch off the light, Turn off the heater and so on.


Imperatives are very direct. To be more polite, you can use please before the imperative.
Please show me your mobile.

Please call me later.


To make negative imperatives, use do not or don’t before the base form of the verb. Do not bring calculators into the examination hall. Please don’t change anything on my computer.

link answered Jan 04 '13 at 04:33 sanjay Expert

Dear Sanjay,

Thanks for your clarification.

sarasbabuJan 04 '13 at 05:11

You are more than welcome.

sanjayJan 05 '13 at 03:45

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