imperative form


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Noun1.imperative form - a mood that expresses an intention to influence the listener's behavior
modality, mood, mode - verb inflections that express how the action or state is conceived by the speaker
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Comparing the paradigms of intransitive verbs lacking an imperative form with their transitive counterparts (even if there is no semantic relationship between them--signalled by shading in Table 1 below), we find the following forms in the third person singular present indicative, conditional, and imperative (we ignore imperative forms of the obsolete ik-paradigm since that difference is irrelevant for our present purposes as they do not affect the phonotactic structure of the stems before the mood suffix).
1334 of 31 December 1975 relating to subcontracting (if "any subcontractor"), the applicant must make a declaration to the contracting authority, informing the imperative form DC 4 http://www.
From the imperative form of the verb occupy, as in the phrase Occupy Wall Street.
The hypothesis that the future suffix -hi- and the imperative ending -hi can be etymologically identical is supported by the existence of MI homonymous pairs of an imperative form and a future stern: from e-'go' we have Pali chi (Th175) 2nd sg.
Some pieces are based on poetic themes while others feature Quarnic verses, but on the whole, the selection emerges as a series of teachings, often drafted in imperative form.
Couched in the book's driest, no-frills language--expect most sentences to begin with the imperative form of a verb, as in "Observe the dynamic markings scrupulously" (p.
This is a third feminine singular G-stem imperative form asai with a second masculine plural object suffix kun.
Livonian forms of the reported imperative include the imperative particle las and the imperative form of the verb.
What is the derivational relationship, if any, between the imperative form and other verbal forms?
Finally, Kuronian Livonian joins Kihnu and Latvian in using its usual strategy for forming third person imperatives, the hortative particle laz + third person imperative form of the verb marked by the suffix -g(o), in questions.
A clause with the imperative form is in essence neutral; the intensity of the expressed command can be varied by intonational and lexical means.
Why is the second person imperative form, as in sentences (1) and (2), such a natural and simple way of expressing a command by comparison with other forms?