Let’s learn to make offers and suggestions. You can also give orders and instructions.
Please open the door.
- Complete the sentences in the flashcards.
- Complete exercise 1.
- Complete exercise 2.
- Look at our examples.
Giving orders and instructions
You use imperatives to make people do things. You use the basic form of the verb.
- Come in! Have a cup of tea.
- Put your coat on.
- Take only one.
Making offers and suggestions
You use imperatives for offers.
- Have a drink.
- Have some cakes
You use imperatives for invitations.
- Come to my party on Saturday.
- Stay for lunch.
You use imperatives for instructions.
- Take the first road on the left.
- Take your books out.
You use imperatives for suggestions.
- Enjoy your holiday!
- Have a good time!
Imperatives can be impolite
- Be quiet!
- Sit down!
You use please to be polite:
- Please sit down!
- Please be quiet!
You can also use Could you or Can you please to be polite:
- Could you give me a glass of water?
- Can you give me a glass of water, please?
You make a negative with Don’t:
- Don’t stand up!
- Don’t worry.