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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
You must always name your subject when using an imperative.

Which verb form should you use when beginning an imperative statement?

Which of the following is NOT an imperative?

You can use imperatives to tell a story.

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144 Comments on “English Grammar – Imperatives – How to give commands, directions, and more”

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I took the quiz and got 100 points!
Nice lesson. I’ve seen all of your videos. They are very interesting and easy to understand. Thank you. They help me review, and expand my knowledge of the English language. Thanks again,


I took the honor of writing the first comment to this video

Wednesday, September 30th 2009

    Thx mr/ alex

    Saturday, March 25th 2017

By the way, I”m 11

Wednesday, September 30th 2009

Pretty good lesson.

Thursday, October 1st 2009

I can’t watch the video lessons, pls help. How can I do it??

Thursday, October 1st 2009

    better wear the specktackles

    Friday, October 9th 2009

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Friday, October 2nd 2009

good leesson!!!! i like this :D

Friday, October 2nd 2009

I took the quiz and got 100 points! thank you very much

Saturday, October 3rd 2009

Thanks Alex. Your teaching technique is very impressive.

Sunday, October 4th 2009

Very good.I like your video I like hearing and reading togeter.

Monday, October 5th 2009

very interesting,it’s really helping to make our mistakes.Thank you so much.

Tuesday, October 6th 2009

that’s good :)

Wednesday, October 7th 2009

thank you i like the way you teach and i imprised it

Monday, October 12th 2009

very good and useful, thanks one more time!

Sunday, October 18th 2009

I can understand you very well, good accent and speed!

Sunday, October 18th 2009

exelent teacher the best

Thursday, October 22nd 2009

Thank sir! your voice is clear as a bell so I can hear , Im very optimistic when I can do that.
Thank sir!

Thursday, October 22nd 2009

I’m very glad,your lessons are very interesting.Please, how i can contact you?

Friday, October 23rd 2009

    Hi macoumba,

    At the present time I am not accepting new students for private teaching, but if you have any questions please feel free to ask them on here.

    Wednesday, October 28th 2009

      thank you for the information

      Friday, April 2nd 2010

      respect coming from inside.

      Sunday, May 8th 2011

welcome :

I have problem with this words

would had , would have , he have be , I had been , I have been , I’ve

actually , I don’t know How to use them or when I have to use them .


Monday, November 2nd 2009

I love your lessons. I have just found them. They are great! THANKS A LOT!!! I teach English in Christian school and your lessons are a super help here. Ukrainians students love your lessons.
God bless you. Oksana.

Friday, November 6th 2009

hi alex thank you very nice i want to learn more about imperatives…

Wednesday, November 11th 2009

me too!,.i got 100% score,.thank you mr. alex for teaching us the proper usage of english grammar,..and you speak very clear that i can understand easily!,..i want to learn more,because im very confuse in my english grammar!

Tuesday, November 17th 2009

Easy to understand. Thanks a lot…

Thursday, November 19th 2009

I like the way you teach! More power..

Friday, November 20th 2009

i knew it..! i got a 100 points..im happy that u are understanding person..well i like u the way u speak in english.. easy to understand.. thanks…. actually i don’t know how to make an english grammar..i hope that i am good someday it because of you..thanks a lot^__^

Friday, November 20th 2009

that isvery good

Monday, December 7th 2009

Hi Alex,

Thanks for your lession. It’s very interresting. Have a good day.

Friday, December 25th 2009

Id like to ask a whole question any teacher from this site.. My question is … where can i search any english exercises about theirs grammar that you explain in that site?

Its the first time iam in this site and i wonder myself where i can search them… i hope any teacher can answer me as soon as possible.

Sunday, January 10th 2010

Thank you for your lesson . I like the way yoy teach. It very easy to learn English.

Thursday, January 21st 2010

hello Alex! how are u? I like your lessons , when i visit to engvid.com i just watch your lessons. thanks a lot . You’re teacher of the year, if i didn’t make a mistake, teacher of the age. thank you

Wednesday, February 3rd 2010

hey Alex!
you are just a great teacher..im ur new online student..your way to explain grammer is owesome..
i want to ask u why did you use USED TO with like u used WORDS used to give orders..
plz explain me how do we use becaue what i knw used to is something which we use to talk something about past…
plz please clear it like a bell..

thank u..

Tuesday, February 9th 2010

I love your lesson! Thank you so much.

Wednesday, February 10th 2010

Hi Alex,
Thanks for the helpful lesson……..your way of teaching is awesome.

Wednesday, February 17th 2010

hi,thanks for your all help .best wishes for you.

Tuesday, March 2nd 2010

Alex. you are a good teacher. you speak and explain issues obviously
thank you very much!

Tuesday, March 16th 2010

Hi Alex
thanks for the lesson,you are really a very good teacher
what ever you teach i understand very quickly.

Friday, March 19th 2010

you are awesome…….

Wednesday, March 24th 2010

thank you so much i speak arabic and french
i try to learn english in by enternet
your videos are very interesting please put more video like this

Friday, March 26th 2010

hi alex how are you
please put more videos about gremmer please

Monday, March 29th 2010

Thank you very much! It is nice and clear!

Thursday, April 22nd 2010

very good

Friday, April 30th 2010

Hi Alex,
I like your videos.And you have a really good teaching styles. Just want to let u know that I m very bad at giving directions to someone. Can u make some videos about the giving direction and also what does infinitive mean? I know that is not related to this video but i want to learn about that. Could u plz tell me the differences between Gerund and ing verbs? Hope u will reply my questions.Thanks in advance.

Best regards,

Thursday, May 6th 2010

Dear Alex,

I have a little confusion here, we can use model verbs for making requests, giving advice or suggestions,inviting someone, giving warnings etc. Please tell me the difference.
Thanks in advance.

Friday, May 14th 2010

very nice lesson!
thank you very much .

Thursday, May 20th 2010

i feel addictive with your video lesson. i got 100 in imperatives quiz, but i m still comfuse about how to make sugestion and warning by using iferative pattern and what different beyond these two? please run it to again and clear as bell….thank you so much!

Sunday, May 30th 2010

An other great video , thanks a lot Alex ;-D

Wednesday, June 2nd 2010

helo sir,sir your teaching method is very very nice,after listening your lesson video i fell that i have learnt a lot.thanks sir,and sir i hv a problem with precis writting,if u guide me i will be very very thankful to you,ok sir thanks once again

Sunday, June 20th 2010

I will write with English pen friend

Tuesday, June 22nd 2010

hiii sir …r u realyy very

Friday, July 9th 2010

u r really very niceeeeeeeeeeee

Friday, July 9th 2010

I got 75 out of 100 score. Not bad, thanks for sharing your lessons. More power to all of you guys.

Thursday, July 15th 2010

I liket this vid very help me thank you

Sunday, July 25th 2010

yeah, I got a 100 for this quiz ! it was great.. thank’s for the video. it help me to understand about english :)

Sunday, August 8th 2010

It’s great! Thanks so much!

Monday, August 9th 2010

nice lesson!! very helpful, thanks!

Wednesday, August 18th 2010

Hellow Mr Alex
It’s a pleisure to write to you , you are a great teacher and I love your way of teaching . In fact , I want to know if I have a chance to learn to speak english very quickly , Because i really want to improve my level in english to be an ecxellent speaking !! So , what are you think ???

Monday, August 23rd 2010

Hi ,, My name is LoLo
Thank you very much ~
You are a good teacher
To protect the Lord =)

I am from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Sunday, October 17th 2010

hi your accent is impressive .I learn a lot.may i ask you some questions please.

Friday, October 22nd 2010

Thanks for this lesson do not stop posting new lesson please

Thursday, November 4th 2010

nice lesson!
as a teacher i really enjoy it

Monday, December 6th 2010

I still cant speak well in english…

Thursday, December 9th 2010

I dont know how to start a conversation with my friends..

Thursday, December 9th 2010

thanks for this information

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010

    Nadia Add me for talking practices by English !

    Wednesday, September 24th 2014

Dear sir,
I am watching your lecture vedio last three days. It is wonderful I like very much. now, I have a problem in the following sentenses
Where are you come from?
Where have you come from?
It is chelange between me and my father. Please which one is correct. thank you.

Monday, January 17th 2011

    “Where have you come from?” is correct. The first sentence is grammatically incorrect. Another simpler way of asking what I think you’re asking is to say, “Where are you from?”

    Sunday, January 23rd 2011

      “Where have you come from” may be grammatically correct but clearly not what this person is trying to say.

      Friday, May 25th 2012

It is so helpful , and clear to understand . I am so glad to be here , and I will probably come here again and again .

best regards

Monday, January 31st 2011

oh! my goodness he,s the best in the world,

Sunday, February 13th 2011

thanks big Alex.I like your clear lessons.Please,keep on that!!
Best Regards from Argentina.

Tuesday, February 15th 2011

thanks for the lesson!! it make the quiz easy

Thursday, February 24th 2011

thanks..I’m happy 2 b with ur lessons.
good job and I hope 2 u god’s blesses.

Thursday, February 24th 2011

I get 4/4 in quiz that impressive and good for me to learn how to command others.

Monday, March 7th 2011

wow its so nice i can understand very well

Saturday, March 19th 2011

I took the quiz and got 4/4 thanks very much it was a very helpful lesson on Imperatives.

Sunday, April 17th 2011

waw i got it thnks for improving my my lesson that is great and i took quiz

Friday, April 29th 2011

I like it you save my life thank’s to your explanation I understood better this topic.

Monday, May 2nd 2011

thanks really much…..i learn a lots from you guys!!!!

Monday, May 2nd 2011

thank you

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011

Please give me a lesson imperative statements

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011

thank U . this is a good website.I enjoyed it. good job

Monday, May 23rd 2011

I want to thank you alex you are they best teach ever. you english is clear to me.

Thursday, May 26th 2011

I’d like to thank all of you from Engvid for every class that I had till now. It was and is so useful everything taught on this website. It is an alternative for learning english without to have to leave Brasil. Thanks again!

Tuesday, May 31st 2011

thanks alex very useful lesson and i like you im wating from you more videos ok thanks take care bye

Saturday, June 11th 2011

This vedio is the most perfect vedio i have ever seen. Thank you alot for all of this information mister Alex.

Tuesday, July 12th 2011

thank you

I so happy
I understond imperatives

Saturday, July 16th 2011

These lessons are great, I would like more conversation.

Friday, July 22nd 2011


Saturday, September 10th 2011

Thank you,Alex! Can you give more information about TOEFL exam?..

Sunday, September 25th 2011

Great lesson. But what happen with these sentences like:
Let them work!
Let’s go … so forth
Thank you so much for this site!!

Tuesday, September 27th 2011

imperative lesson :)

Monday, November 7th 2011

very 9ice & intresting

Friday, November 11th 2011

Spiking is the best

Thursday, December 1st 2011

i am very happy alex now i understand the imperative thx for your help

Thursday, December 1st 2011

thanks very much for such nice lessons!I’m not a native speaker, I don’t even live in the USA or UK, I’m just studying English in University in Belarus and your lessons help me a lot.

Monday, December 5th 2011

Instead of saying ” He was reported to have had some problems with his health” can we say ” He was reported to have some problems with his health”? any difference in meaning?

Sunday, December 11th 2011

Thank you so much,.. this video was really helpful in terms of teaching imperative,.. also the short test to measure my understanding in line with the material. Thank you,..

Thursday, February 16th 2012

I really enjoyed as an ESOL teacher, Pretty good lesson

Monday, February 20th 2012

I like the way u teach.More power.SO Thank u

Saturday, March 17th 2012

great…thanks a lot.

Tuesday, March 20th 2012

Alex … thank you … thank you … thank you … a very nice and clear lesson of the imperatives … you are a very good teacher.

Wednesday, March 21st 2012

Alex Thank u very much. You’r a good teacher.

Monday, April 2nd 2012


Thursday, April 5th 2012

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Friday, April 13th 2012

is it true that after the command you have to say or write the word “please”??? like: pick up the toys please!

Monday, April 16th 2012

Thank you!

Thursday, April 19th 2012

Alex, a neat and very comprehensive lesson … Congratulations and go a head.

Friday, April 20th 2012


Monday, April 23rd 2012

Hi Alex! I am a new student. You are a fantastic teacher . This is a fantastic website. I get many usefull information especially about idioms. I hope i can speak english fluently. Good luck.

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012

this lesson was useful i had a quiz and i have got 100% tanx about ur efforts

Saturday, May 5th 2012

When I want to make a request to a group of people, how can I say it? For example when I want to advise to my daughter and her friends.

Tuesday, May 8th 2012

Great deal!

Tuesday, May 29th 2012

Probabily,i m the last student who add this comment.Anyway,i m so happy to have a theacher like you,Alex.


Tuesday, July 17th 2012

Hi Alex,This is simply super.

Tuesday, September 25th 2012

As always, thanks for your good lessons about “Imperatives”

Sunday, February 24th 2013


Wednesday, February 27th 2013


Wednesday, April 24th 2013

Nice lesson Alex….

Saturday, July 27th 2013

Thank you very much. I will repeat watching this video to get it more clear.

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013

thank you very much

Thursday, September 12th 2013

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Friday, September 27th 2013

nice lesson thank you

Tuesday, November 5th 2013

Thx very much………from Iraq

Saturday, September 13th 2014

mr alex what is the important thing to speak and to write english very well?

Monday, January 19th 2015

Hello, the vedio does not work at my computer, I dont know why.

Saturday, February 21st 2015

Let me congratulate you teacher!!! I`ve learnt some interesting topics that I had forgotten before… thanks

Sunday, March 22nd 2015

Nice lesson, thank you, u got 4/4

Saturday, January 16th 2016

Thank you Alex.

Sunday, February 14th 2016

i cant be able to see the video

Tuesday, June 28th 2016

i got 75 %

Tuesday, November 1st 2016

I loved it

Monday, March 13th 2017

thank alex

Friday, May 19th 2017

Thank you for great lecture!

Tuesday, August 8th 2017

4/4 thanks, Alex

Sunday, December 10th 2017

I got 100% thanks MR ALEX

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Thursday, May 23rd 2019

Thank you Mr. Alex!

Friday, December 27th 2019

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