# More Critical Thinking

Do these passages contain ought imperatives?

1) Toby, never throw a pen at your sister! You could put an eye out!

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Here is an example of a passage that contains an ought imperative by searching and asking Google: "What is an ought imperative):
Never fuel your vehicle while the motor is running. If for some reason the vehicle starts moving, it could cause a serious gasoline spill and possibly a fire or explosion.
In this passage, the sentence “Never fuel your vehicle while the motor is running” is an ought imperative. Although it has the grammatical form of an order or command, it really functions as a piece of advice. It is not an order but an emphatic way of saying “You shouldn’t fuel your vehicle while the motor is running.” Assertions about what a person ought or should do can be true or false. Thus, ought imperatives should be treated as statements. [Taken from Identifying Statements. McGraw-Hill]

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