What Is an Imperative Sentence (with Examples)

What Is an Imperative Sentence (with Examples)

An imperative sentence gives a direct command. It can end in a full stop or an exclamation mark, depending on the forcefulness of the command.

The main verb in an imperative sentence is said to be in the imperative mood.

Examples of Imperative Sentences

Here are some examples of imperative sentences:

A Period (Full Stop) or Exclamation Mark with an Imperative Sentence?

If the command is forceful, use an exclamation mark. For example: If the command is polite or in the form of advice, use period / full stop. For example: Read more about periods / full stops.
Read more about exclamation marks.

Other Sentence Types

Here are some examples of other sentence types:

Declarative Sentence
A declarative sentence states a fact or an argument and ends with a
full stop () / period (). For example: Interrogative Sentence
An interrogative sentence asks a question. It ends with a question mark (?). For example: Exclamatory Sentence
An exclamatory sentence expresses excitement or emotion. It ends with an exclamation mark (!). For example:

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What is a sentence? What is an indirect question? What is a declarative sentence? What is an exclamatory sentence? What is an imperative sentence? Glossary of grammatical terms