the imperative

noun

Definition of the imperative

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: the form that a verb or sentence has when it is expressing a command "Eat your spinach!" is in the imperative.

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the imperative

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“The imperative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20imperative. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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