Imperative Mood

What Is the Imperative Mood? (with Examples)

The imperative mood is a verb form which makes a command or a request. For example: The main verb (i.e., the finite verb) in an imperative sentence will be in the imperative mood. In other words, it will be a command or a polite request.

Examples of Verbs in the Imperative Mood

Here are some more examples of verbs in the imperative mood (shaded):

What Is Mood?

Mood is the form a verb takes to show how it is to be regarded (e.g., as a fact, a command, a wish, an uncertainty).

There are three major moods in English:

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See Also

What is mood? What are finite verbs? What is the indicative mood? What is the subjunctive mood? What is an interrogative sentence? What is an exclamatory sentence? What is an imperative sentence? What is a declarative sentence? Glossary of grammatical terms