Verbs play a crucial role in English language and among them, these verbs hold a special place. They are those verbs that are used to make requests, give commands, or make statements that express necessity or importance. In simple terms, imperative verbs are those verbs that tell us to do something.
Let’s look at some examples:
Do you see something common between these sentences? All of these sentences have verbs and all of them ask you to do something. This is what makes them imperative verbs.
An imperative verb can make a sentence a request, a command, or an instruction. For example:
In all these sentences, the verb is asking us to do something, and that’s what makes them imperative verbs. The verb “”manage”” in the first sentence is telling us to do something. Similarly, “”show,”” “”read,”” and “”draw”” in the other sentences are also these verbs.
Now that you know what these verbs are, let’s do a fun activity to reinforce your understanding. In this activity, we’ll say an imperative verb, and then point to a student. The student will then have to use the these verb in a sentence. For example, if we say “”run,”” and point to a student named X, then X will make a sentence using “”run,”” such as “”Run to the market and get me some sugar.”” Then, we’ll point to another student and give them an imperative verb to use in a sentence.
Here are some examples of imperative verbs that you can use for the activity: draw, write, follow, read, listen, speak, solve, sing, recite, play.
Remember, this activity might be a bit confusing at first, so it’s a good idea to do a couple of trials before letting the students do it on their own.
In conclusion, understanding imperative verbs is crucial in English language as they are used in everyday conversation and they are also used to give commands, make requests, and express necessity or importance. With the help of the activity, you will not only understand these verbs better but also have some fun while learning.
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