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Commands 2016 sample test

Discussion in 'Primary' started by lot80, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. lot80

    lot80 New commenter

    I'm getting myself confused with this question, mark scheme gives number 2 as a command. Can anyone explain why this a command and the others are not?
    Tick one.
    After you wash the dog, you will need to dry it with a towel.
    Before you go out, ask your mother for the shopping list.
    I want you to clean out the playhouse this afternoon.
    Here is a list of jobs you must finish before lunchtime
     
  2. whitestag

    whitestag Senior commenter

    The other three are statements.
     
  3. Milgod

    Milgod Established commenter

    Number two is a command (imperative sentence) because it gives a direct command.
     
  4. wordclass

    wordclass New commenter

    Look at the main clause

    [After.....dog] you will need to dry it with a towel.
    [Before..... out] ask your mother for the shopping list.
    I want you to clean out the playhouse this afternoon.
    Here is a list of jobs you must finish before lunchtime

    Ignoring adverbials, the first element of a command is the bossy verb/imperative... Ask your mother...
     
  5. lot80

    lot80 New commenter

    Thank you so much
     

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