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Imperative Form

In this worksheet, students will identify the imperative forms of verbs by identifying them in different sentences.

'Imperative Form' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:  Grammar Awareness

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

If you go to a playground where there are parents and children, you will hear the imperative form of many verbs. For example:

 

"Come here!"

"Be careful!"

"Mind that puddle!"

 

 

People sometimes use the imperative form if they are being bossy because they are telling someone else to do something. We also use the imperative form to ask someone nicely to do something. For example:

 

"Come on darling, put your coat on!"

"Please sign here."

 

The imperative form can be useful when you are writing. It is used in many non-fiction texts, such as instructions and recipes.

Read these sentences and choose the one which is imperative.

Billy kicked the ball into the net.

"Kick it in, Billy!"

Read these sentences and choose the one which is imperative.

"Mend my trousers!"

Mum said she would mend my trousers.

Read these sentences and choose the one which is imperative.

She left her dishes on the table.

Leave your dishes on the table.

Read these sentences and choose the one which is imperative.

He says we mustn't touch that switch.

Whatever happens, leave that switch alone!

Read these sentences and choose the one which is imperative.

Close down the computer properly.

If you just turn it off at the switch we will have problems.

Read these sentences and choose the one which is imperative.

The teacher says not to forget to put the books away.

Put the books away neatly, please.

Read these sentences and choose the one which is imperative.

"I don't know how you make this at all!" she said.

Join the front to the back and sew them together.

Read these sentences and choose the one which is imperative.

He took the first turning after the lights.

Take the first turning after the lights.

Read these sentences and choose the ones which are imperative.

Add the cream and stir slowly into the mixture.

Watch out!

She added the cream slowly into the mixture.

Read these sentences and choose the one which is imperative.

Come in and close the door.

She came in and closed the door.

Wow, that was a close one!

  • Question 1

Read these sentences and choose the one which is imperative.

CORRECT ANSWER
"Kick it in, Billy!"
  • Question 2

Read these sentences and choose the one which is imperative.

CORRECT ANSWER
"Mend my trousers!"
  • Question 3

Read these sentences and choose the one which is imperative.

CORRECT ANSWER
Leave your dishes on the table.
  • Question 4

Read these sentences and choose the one which is imperative.

CORRECT ANSWER
Whatever happens, leave that switch alone!
  • Question 5

Read these sentences and choose the one which is imperative.

CORRECT ANSWER
Close down the computer properly.
  • Question 6

Read these sentences and choose the one which is imperative.

CORRECT ANSWER
Put the books away neatly, please.
  • Question 7

Read these sentences and choose the one which is imperative.

CORRECT ANSWER
Join the front to the back and sew them together.
  • Question 8

Read these sentences and choose the one which is imperative.

CORRECT ANSWER
Take the first turning after the lights.
  • Question 9

Read these sentences and choose the ones which are imperative.

CORRECT ANSWER
Add the cream and stir slowly into the mixture.
Watch out!
EDDIE SAYS
There are two imperative forms here.
  • Question 10

Read these sentences and choose the one which is imperative.

CORRECT ANSWER
Come in and close the door.
EDDIE SAYS
'Wow, that was a close one!' is not imperative as it is not telling anyone to do anything.
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