What is the difference between imperatives and directives?
Imperative is used for orders.
Directive is a suggestion.
It is a verb form made from the infinitive by leaving out "to". For example:
- Don't speak,
- Shut the door
This form is used to give orders which are required to be obeyed.
It is a verb form using auxiliary word would or hadFor example:
You had better go to a doctor.
If I were you, I would not lie to him.