An imperative sentence expresses a command, as opposed to a question or a statement. The word imperative is derived from the term emperor. Emperors gave commands, and imperative sentences are commands. An imperative sentence makes a request or gives an order. Imperative sentences are used in commands.
Imperative sentences consist only of predicates with verbs in infinitive form. Imperative sentences consist of predicates that only contain verbs in infinitive form; verb phrases are not allowed. The implied subject is You. :Imperative Sentence: = :predicate: = :verb: :complement:
Please lock the doors.
Do not throw trash in the recycling bins.
Tell me your name.
Look in the drawer of the dresser.
Don't drive outside your lane.