Unit 10.2

Subject in Imperative sentences

Syntax - 1 minute


Imperative clauses are used when people tell someone else to do something (an advice, a suggestion, a request, a command…).

The Subject in the imperative clauses is always the same (you).


The subject, in command sentences, is always you.

We can indicate the receiver by using a noun or a pronoun.


  • Be at the destination point at 6.30 am. (You)
  • You! Follow the line immediately.
  • Soldiers! Hurry up! (You)


In imperative sentences, you is the subject all the time because imperative sentences always address someone or something.

We can also use you as a subject to show emphatic anger and persuasion.


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