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HOW TO give instructions

The imperative

Go straight on. Don’t cross the street! The school will be on your left.

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Can you tell me how to get to the school?

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GRAMMAR

SUMMARY

FORM

Negative imperative

= base form of the verb

= don’t + base form of the verb

e.g. Go straight on. Take the first street on the left.

e.g. Don’t cross the street. Don’t drive on the right in England!

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Positive imperative

USE

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– to order someone to do something – to give instructions

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Keep in mind: If you want to structure your instructions, use linking words: – first(ly)… – second(ly)… – then… – next… – after that… – finally…

UNIT 8:

  LET'S GO!

Profile for VAN IN

TRACK 1 - GO!  

TRACK 1 - GO!