What are imperative verbs?

1 Answer
Oct 4, 2017

Imperative verbs (or imperative mood) is a grammatical mood that states a command or a request and also includes giving or denying permissions and suggestions.


Most action verbs can be used in the imperative form such as stop, go, leave, stay, or jump.


  • Go to his office. (command)
  • Do not leave your place. (denying permissions)
  • Have a seat (suggestions or invitations)

Imperative mood also implies "you" as the subject of the sentence.

A more detailed explanation can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperative_mood