Grammar 2 | False Beginner | CEFR A1

Imperatives

Listen to how to stay healthy!
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It is easy to stay healthy. Please listen to this message and follow my ideas for being healthy.

1) Diet

Eat a healthy diet. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Don’t eat fast food or lots of sugar. Stay away from fried foods too. Drink lots of water. Don’t drink too much caffeine or sugary drinks like soda.

2) Sleep

Get plenty of rest. Sleep at least six hours a night. Do not go to sleep too late. Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day. Don’t eat in bed. Also, don’t check your phone from bed.

3) Stress

Do not stress too much. Each day, find time to relax. Take a walk, sit and watch the sunset, talk with friends and family. Don’t spend too much time on social media.

4) Exercise

Get some exercise at least three times a week. Go for run, join a gym, or play on a sports team. Walk to work if you can. Buy a bicycle and take long bike rides. Go hiking on weekends. Just don’t sit on the couch and watch TV.

5) Health

See a doctor once a year. Listen to your doctor. Follow her advice. Don’t wait to see a doctor if you feel sick.

Do these things and you can be happy and healthy too!

The Imperatives tense does the following:

It gives commands or orders.
  • Sit here please!
It tells people what to do.
  • Read page 5.
The pronoun 'you' is not needed.
  • You come here! > Come here!
Use please to be more polite.
  • Please be quiet!
The negative form is common.
  • Don’t forget me!

We often use imperatives in positive and negative sentences.

Example 1

Come here!
Don’t be a stranger.

Example 2

Eat your vegetables.
Don’t eat fast food.

Example 3

Be on time.
Don’t be late.

Example 4

Listen to me.
Don’t ignore me.

Example 5

Go outside and play.
Don’t play video games all day.

Example 6

Clean up your room.
Don’t leave your clothes on the floor.

Example 7

Quiet down.
Don’t snore.

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