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Sat Aug 23, 2014, 03:29 PM Aug 2014

Grammar: the imperative mood [View all]

" Imperatives are used principally for ordering, requesting or advising the listener to do (or not to do) something" (wiki)

If someone asked advice, and one replied " do this", what would you obviously think the imperative was used for?

(see http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1218&pid=148090) (that was a suggestion, not a demand)

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Ordering (a demand)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
advising the listener to do (or not to do) something
3 (75%)
0 (0%)
Ice cream
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
creme brle
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I'm on a diet
1 (25%)
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Grammar: the imperative mood [View all] AlbertCat Aug 2014 OP
The whole uproar over Dawkins is insane. Tobin S. Aug 2014 #1
It is the authoritarian mindset. Promethean Aug 2014 #2
Excellent response. n/t defacto7 Aug 2014 #5
+1 (nt) mr blur Aug 2014 #9
but is prone to making social blunders. AlbertCat Aug 2014 #7
Damn it, I have that person on ignore for a reason. Warren Stupidity Aug 2014 #3
For the life of me, I don't understand the obsession with Dawkins. Curmudgeoness Aug 2014 #4
Because they need someone to throw? defacto7 Aug 2014 #6
He get's their goat AlbertCat Aug 2014 #8
The unhinged and the intellectually dishonest mr blur Aug 2014 #10
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