The imperative in English is used in the second person singular and plural and in the first person plural:

Person Affermative


Translation Negative form Translation
Second person singular Sing! Canta! Don’t talk! Non parlare!
Second person plural Sing! Cantate! Don’t talk! Non parlate!
First person plural Let’s sing! Cantiamo! Let’s not talk! Non parliamo!

The imperative can be used:

Use Translation
To give orders or instructions Clean your bedroom!

Wash your clothes!

Follow this road until the round about and then turn left.

To prohibit something Don’t walk on the grass!

Do not throw any object out of the windows!

Don’t stand near the red line!

To wish or to offer something Have a good weekend!

Make yourself at home!

Have another pint!


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