English Imperative Sentences
posted by Jane on .
Can someone please check my answers? *Cross out any prepositional phrases. Underline the subject once and the verb/verb phrase twice. 1. Give this tip to the waiter in the checkered shirt. (subject- you verb- give prepositional phrase- to the waiter, in the checkered shirt) 2. Remove your shoes at the door, please. (subject- you verb-remove prepositional phrase- at the door) 3. Near the end of the day, please take a bath. (subject- you verb- take prepositional phrase near the end, of the day) 4. Follow the interstate highway through the tunnels. (subject- you verb- follow prepositional phrase- through the tunnels) 5. Drive to the side of the road immediately. (subject- you verb- drive prepositional phrase- of the road)6. After the meeting, hand a pamphlet to everyone but Mr. Barton. (subject- you verb- hand prepositional phrase- after the meeting, but Mr. Barton infinitive- to everyone) 7. Sit across the table from me during the luncheon with those guests. (subject- you verb sit prepositional phrase-across the table, from me, during the luncheon, with those guests) On number 1 would to the waiter be an infinitive and on number 5 would to the side be an infinitive?
5. Prepositional phrase: to the side
6. Another prepositional phrase: to everyone
Everything else is correct.
An infinitive is to + a verb.
A prepositional phrase is a preposition + a noun or pronoun object.
Thank you! :)
Just FYI. Did you know that there is imperative for 1st and 3rd person as well? It is introduced by "let."
Let us go to town.
Lat them eat cake.
Let there be light!