The Imperative

We use the imperative to give orders, warnings or advice e.g. “Come here!”, “Listen to your mother”, or “Go to the doctor”.

We also use this form for recipes e.g. “Mix the ingredients together and cook for 5 minutes, then add the onions”.


Imperative = Infinitive verb (don’t use “to”!) without the subject.


Chop the vegetables. ✓

You chop the vegetables. X

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“Blend” [verb] /blɛnd/


  1. To mix two things together; “blend the milk and eggs in a bowl”.
  2. To use a machine to make certain food into liquid; “blend bananas and pears to make a tasty juice”.

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