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You can put "please" with an imperative at either the beginning or end of a sentence to make it more polite.

When you use "let's" in a sentence, it includes the speaker in the imperative statement.

Do we usually use modals in an imperative statement?

__________ sit down and relax.

_______ both leave by 11 p.m. because we both have to work early in the morning.

__________ be quiet. You are disturbing the other people in the room.

"Second person" in grammar refers to:

Which is more polite?

Which is strongest?

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195 Comments on “IMPERATIVES – How to give commands in English”

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jajaja, your class was very funny!


Friday, January 16th 2015

I thought it was a piece of cake for me to give orders, but to my dismay there’s much more to it that meet the eye.

Interesting lesson on imperatives.

Friday, January 16th 2015

    . . . mmmm . . . making mistakes as usual . . .

    “. . . there is much more to it THAN meetSSS the eye”.

    Friday, January 16th 2015

Nice lesson 100

Friday, January 16th 2015

thanks you are the best

Friday, January 16th 2015

9 out 9 great!

Friday, January 16th 2015

Hmmm antuak

Friday, January 16th 2015

I have to take off my hat for you, James!

Thanks again.

Just a little something. You said it’s freezing
in Canada. But “keep it under your hat” here in
my tropical country the heat is not too forgiving. Right now in Rio de Janeiro is
39C. But for us it feels like 50C.So say the
My city is about to run out of water. São Paulo, the biggest city in Brazil, has run out of water, already.

This heat is appalling, worrying and unbearable.

But, we always have Engvid! So, let’s play ball!

Friday, January 16th 2015

Heeeeeeeeeeelp me, James.

Is it right to say: ” So say the news” or should I have said “So says the news.”

As “news” in a non-coutable word the verb must
be in the singular, mustn’t it?

Friday, January 16th 2015

Mr. E was cute :D Thank you for your interesting lesson, James. You are funny :)

Friday, January 16th 2015

Thank you James, great lesson, I have clear imperatives now.

Friday, January 16th 2015

i tried my best an got 78 .. Really enjoyed the lesson

Saturday, January 17th 2015

i really like this lesson . i got 100 :)

Saturday, January 17th 2015

Be Kind; Everyone You Meet is Fighting a Hard Battle! (Plato)

Thanks for this simple and clear lesson.

Saturday, January 17th 2015

Thanks very much

Saturday, January 17th 2015

Great job, James! I’ll take your lesson into account when it’s needed to use commands…and polite commands, of course

Saturday, January 17th 2015

The lesson is funny, engaging and interactive. I love it.

Saturday, January 17th 2015

A million thank you Mr James. Really convenient ! ;) :)

Saturday, January 17th 2015

Thank you Mr. James.
Can you please teach us something about military language?

Saturday, January 17th 2015

than very my dear teacher , i am very happy to try some of the test exam to worked thank u

Saturday, January 17th 2015

I just realize that let’s is a contraction of let us xD

Saturday, January 17th 2015

It’a interesting how the language treath each situation. In portuguese language, i dind’t see situations like that, if you use please before or after is the same kind of comand. Cool! Mr Jame you are a great speaker. I’ve got 100.

Saturday, January 17th 2015

8/9 (wrong on the second question) Very well explained, very interesting. Thank you, all

Saturday, January 17th 2015

Great lesson, James.

Saturday, January 17th 2015

thanks you Mr James

Saturday, January 17th 2015

Great lesson! As a matter of fact, this site is great! I have a suggestion: you could do (or make?) a lesson about numbers, how to say, how to write. For example, I don’t know wich is correct: two thousand-fifteen, two thousand and fifteen, two thousand fifteen etc. It would be a nice lesson!

Saturday, January 17th 2015

i got 8 correct , seems super xD

Saturday, January 17th 2015

thanks , good teacher

Sunday, January 18th 2015

Hi James
Thanks for another great lesson. I am with engvid.com from about three years, and I see my progress in learnig English Language. Once more Thanks.

Sunday, January 18th 2015

Thanks James. This lesson is very fun

Sunday, January 18th 2015

Thank you so much James for this usefull class.

By the way if you want to speak English to make practise on skype, read my account details please :)

Sunday, January 18th 2015

Answer me please :) Thanks James! It’s really helpful your stuff again. Now, I am going enjoy another lesson by a other teacher. Lets don’t take off our shirts! :D

Sunday, January 18th 2015

Hi James, thank u so much for teaching imparetive :)

Sunday, January 18th 2015

Hi guys,join me on skype curiose34354 just to practice english.

Sunday, January 18th 2015

Congratulations, its a great video!

Sunday, January 18th 2015

Thank you Mr. E

Sunday, January 18th 2015

This was fun.

Sunday, January 18th 2015

nice lesson thanks.

Sunday, January 18th 2015

Thanks James.It’s so funny

Sunday, January 18th 2015

thanks james…..

Monday, January 19th 2015

Thanks James I got 7 correct out of 9. Please add me my skype is ukrit_2011 Let’s me join you to improve my english speaking skill and listening skill

Monday, January 19th 2015

Hey man
I hope I could speak English like you.You speak English in a strong way

Monday, January 19th 2015

Dear James,
you are a very good teacher. Mr E is very funny.
We really enjoyed this lesson. Best Compliments!:)

Monday, January 19th 2015

Thanks a lot, sir. I fairly appreciate your teaching style. The content is not only humorous but also useful. You are a good teacher. I wish you healthy and happy.

Monday, January 19th 2015

Tkss!!! :)

Monday, January 19th 2015

We should take off our shirts.

YOU WIN MAN! ^______^’

Monday, January 19th 2015

funny lesson)

Monday, January 19th 2015

very good lesson thank you

Tuesday, January 20th 2015

9/9 the first time

Tuesday, January 20th 2015

James you are excellent teacher, thank you.

Tuesday, January 20th 2015

Yeah!!! I got 8 out of 9 on that quiz and this is my first time… Love you Jame and you are the best….

Tuesday, January 20th 2015

6/9 please do again

Tuesday, January 20th 2015

thanx you guy, you give me a hope! your lessons are spectacular! thanx again, because of you i want to know English well!

Wednesday, January 21st 2015

p.s. 7/9 :)

Wednesday, January 21st 2015

8/9 now what

Wednesday, January 21st 2015

Very good class! Congratulations.

Wednesday, January 21st 2015

Many thanks teacher

Wednesday, January 21st 2015

This lesson is very nice! Congratualations

Wednesday, January 21st 2015

thanks so much

Wednesday, January 21st 2015

thanks for the class.. It was very funny.

Wednesday, January 21st 2015


Wednesday, January 21st 2015

that was excelent ty to EngVid

Wednesday, January 21st 2015

Thank you .it’s amazing

Wednesday, January 21st 2015

it was good lesson i have got from it alot thanks!

Thursday, January 22nd 2015

Good lesson.

I like your style.

Thursday, January 22nd 2015

what’s wrong with the sound?

Thursday, January 22nd 2015

Thanks a lot .

Thursday, January 22nd 2015

thanks so much,this lesson is funny and useful

Thursday, January 22nd 2015

Thank you James

Thursday, January 22nd 2015

thank you noha

Thursday, January 22nd 2015

Check how you use the microphone,
When you are turning your head the sound volume is changing. May be is better to use two microphones..?

Friday, January 23rd 2015

Thank you for the nice lesson!

Friday, January 23rd 2015

Hello, can i talk with you..? i want to improve my english..

Friday, January 23rd 2015

Great video

Friday, January 23rd 2015

Thanks got 56% but very good lesson, first time delivered by Mr. James and I liked.

Saturday, January 24th 2015

    2nd time I got 67% only 11% improvement.

    Wednesday, April 8th 2015

hello im realy like your lessons its realy help me tnx. i want asking you why more of asian people used word me when they must say i am . for exs. me not bad
me not lucky ect . tnx i hope you help them understood it

Saturday, January 24th 2015

ıt was very good. I spent funny time. Also my quiz was very good. thanks:))))

Saturday, January 24th 2015

Thanks, Yes Sir,

Sunday, January 25th 2015

thankyou so much james. It’s fantastic. I’m starting to learn now. I like it cause you’re sort of funny. hehe

Sunday, January 25th 2015

I’ve got 100
Thank you James for the great lesson

Sunday, January 25th 2015

thank you for interesting lesson! :)

Monday, January 26th 2015

I got it 10/10.
Ahã, all right.. (singing)
ahã, all right.. (singing)
ahã.. ahã.. (singing)

Tuesday, January 27th 2015

Thanks very much!!! Good lesson.

Wednesday, January 28th 2015

Thank you very much!

Wednesday, January 28th 2015

Your explanation easy
And got degrees on 9-9
Thanks, James.

Thursday, January 29th 2015

I am very impressive from your lessons. It is enjoy to watch the videos. And it is very good that my level of English enough for understanding your speech.

Thursday, January 29th 2015

good quiz!

Thursday, January 29th 2015

Thank you James great lesson.

Thursday, January 29th 2015

Thanks a lot,very useful!

Thursday, January 29th 2015

well that is better yourself english

Friday, January 30th 2015

good english or bad english we teach will fix it sentece.

Friday, January 30th 2015

Believe it or not in 3 month I’ll be ready for college
thx to Engvid.com

Friday, January 30th 2015

thank’s James, but i got 89 percent ¬¬

Saturday, January 31st 2015

Last 5 years i have stayed in different places
is this a grammatically correct sentence ?

Saturday, January 31st 2015

Thank You James!

Sunday, February 1st 2015

hey there engvid,kindly develop your website where we can make new friends or make a every persons”s inbox option with that source of contact where we can talk on skype to improve aur english thank you.

Sunday, February 1st 2015

you’re the best man please;keep going :D

Monday, February 2nd 2015

Thank my lovely teacher, James

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015

Thank you, James. It’s good, but the only question: why did you turn your eyes down saying that “us” is a 3rd person? © Dr. Lightman ;-)

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015

Thank You! James. You r an osum teacher!

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015

Great practical lesson.Thanks James.

Wednesday, February 4th 2015

Very Funny and practical lesson! Thanks!

Wednesday, February 4th 2015

it is very exiting lesson more fun thanks

Thursday, February 5th 2015

9 out of 9 ..I can’t say no more about you .. You’re the best ,Thanks James

Friday, February 6th 2015

James, you’re genius :) … Thanks a lot.

Friday, February 6th 2015

I got 8 correct out of 9. Thanks James.

Saturday, February 7th 2015


Sunday, February 8th 2015

i got 7 correct out of 9
good lessson

Monday, February 9th 2015

Hey James! You know what… YOU ROCK!!!

Please keep up doing your great job.

Kind regards from Peru

Tuesday, February 10th 2015

Thank you , you are the best :)

Wednesday, February 11th 2015

thank you james . great lesson

Thursday, February 12th 2015


Friday, February 13th 2015

Theacher! You’re freaking awesome! :)

Saturday, February 14th 2015

sooo much fun! like the way this teacher teach

Sunday, February 15th 2015

Very interesting lesson.

Monday, February 16th 2015

the best lesson for me

Wednesday, February 18th 2015

Good lesson.

Tuesday, February 24th 2015

thanks teacher so much the lesson was very enjoyable and useful ,i had a fun time and you are funny like it :)see you soon

Wednesday, February 25th 2015

Hello James! Thank you for lesson.
I have a question to engvid teachers and site administrators: Maybe possible to add in engvid site ability to video/voice/chat communication between site users? It would be wounder, if teacher will organize video/audio conference call rooms, and all people can communicate in real time.
It it is impossible do in engvid site, lets do it by gmail hangouts or in other communication tool.

My Gmail accaunt : haykkh78@gmail.com
Skype: haykkh78

I will happy to talk with you.

Thursday, February 26th 2015

Well done, James ! You are a good English teacher and a talented actor as well !

Thursday, February 26th 2015

Good Job man. I got 8 correct out of 9 (89)

Sunday, March 1st 2015

9 in 9 ;)

Thursday, March 5th 2015

You are very entertaining. I enjoy your lessons.

Saturday, March 7th 2015

thank you teacher I love the class
I enjoy your class every time >>>>

Friday, March 13th 2015


Friday, March 27th 2015

7/9 Thank you, James! I like you pronunciation!

Sunday, March 29th 2015

Really, you are awesome, your expressions and body language is excellent.

Sunday, March 29th 2015


Monday, March 30th 2015

Thank you for the lesson

Wednesday, April 15th 2015

Thank you that was great

Sunday, April 26th 2015

Good lesson, 10/10 thank you very much professor James

Monday, April 27th 2015

Thanks very much!)

Thursday, May 7th 2015


Tuesday, May 12th 2015

Thank you James !:_)

Thursday, May 21st 2015

Thanks, John

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015

You are the best!!! :)

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015

thank you James
I like that way you teach

Saturday, June 6th 2015

you class is funny,I love you lessons.

Monday, June 8th 2015

Awesome lesson, Mr. James.
Thank you so much, I´ll give so many orders now.

Wednesday, June 10th 2015

Mr. James, continue teaching, please. You’re nice teacher.

Sunday, June 14th 2015

That’s a really funny lesson, now i can understand more about imperatives

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015

I just joined the engvid. And i’m very happy…

Friday, June 26th 2015

Yaaay I got 9 out of 10, thank you, I like your lesson

Friday, June 26th 2015

You already know but, you are the best teacher!!! Congratulation for your job, it is awesome!!!

Saturday, June 27th 2015

So clear! Thank you Mr. James!

Sunday, July 5th 2015

thanks teacher it was really useful i got 89

Thursday, July 16th 2015

thnxx a lot

Sunday, July 19th 2015

you are the best XD

Monday, July 20th 2015

It was helpful and fun for me and I laughed at many times :D
thank you for your good lesson. It was interested.

Saturday, August 1st 2015

thank you for the interesting lesson.

Sunday, August 2nd 2015

i like this class.thank you

Monday, August 24th 2015

let’s do this again ;)

Thursday, August 27th 2015

Perfect! This lesson was incredible, congrats!

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015

Really nice…

Monday, September 7th 2015

I’m really love the way your teaching

Friday, September 18th 2015

Thank you James.

Wednesday, October 21st 2015

Just seeing myself getting 100 makes me happy, me neva know English could be this nice your making it more fun.

Sunday, October 25th 2015

You got 9 correct out of 9.

Tuesday, December 8th 2015

ı got 7 correct out of 9 on quız :D thanks James! teach us more! Please :D :D

Sunday, December 20th 2015

Thanks James. This lesson is very fun

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015

this is great my teacher !!!
i like so much your cours!! take courage to do the best than this .

Tuesday, January 19th 2016

about let us in the imperative ,i think the speaker is not included is it right ?

Wednesday, January 27th 2016

Thank you for brighten me up

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016

First of all thank you so much for the incredible work through the video .
Please make the last question a little clear , what do you mean by strong ??? , strong affirmative or polite ?

Tuesday, February 9th 2016

Thanks so much
You are very funny and a good teacher

Tuesday, May 24th 2016

thanks got an 89

Tuesday, May 24th 2016

Thanks for all your help
You’re the best teacher i’ve ever seen

Wednesday, May 25th 2016

Thanks a lot!:)

Friday, June 3rd 2016

Want to thank you again!

Friday, July 15th 2016

thank you it was very funny ^^

Friday, July 29th 2016

Thanks james. You are perfect teacher. I got 100 ☺

Tuesday, August 9th 2016

Thanks. But u r the Best

Friday, September 9th 2016

Thank you James it was a great lesson

Thursday, September 15th 2016

thank you teacher

Sunday, October 16th 2016

Thank you…

Tuesday, October 25th 2016

Thank you!

Monday, December 5th 2016

Thank you for this lesson !

Friday, January 13th 2017

I love your classes ! :D very funny

Wednesday, March 8th 2017

Thank you , James! Great class!

Monday, May 29th 2017

Thank you very much James, amazing class. As usual.

Monday, September 11th 2017

thank you so much i learned alot from you
you are the best

Sunday, November 26th 2017

Hi James, it’s good reminder for imperative use of these sentences.It’s commonly use by our teachers and boss in companies but it is still required to use please begin of the command.

Tuesday, January 16th 2018

Thank you my teacher, James
wonderful lesson wonderful teacher too

Thursday, March 8th 2018

You got 9 correct out of 9.

thank you so much.

Monday, May 28th 2018

…I got 9/9 thx so much!
And shut off, please! :P

Saturday, June 9th 2018

Thanks James!

Wednesday, June 13th 2018

hi james
i love your presentation was awesome thank you i learn very much and i take 8/9 but i have an mistake =)

Saturday, April 27th 2019

hi James
thank you very muck for everything, so you make very good lesson, i encourage you to make more because we have absolutely need it.

Saturday, May 4th 2019


Thursday, May 23rd 2019

James, you are the best!

Sunday, October 20th 2019

Thank you James I understand it very well.

Monday, March 23rd 2020

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