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imperative:

see moodmood
or mode,
in verb inflection, the forms of a verb that indicate its manner of doing or being. In English the forms are called indicative (for direct statement or question or to express an uncertain condition, e.g.
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Imperative

 

in linguistics, a mood of the verb. The imperative in Russian is usually expressed by a pure stem or stem + plural suffix (glian’ or glian’ + te, “Look!”). The interjectional imperative is a class of verbal words with an imperative exclamatory meaning—for example, in Russian von! or proch’!, “Go away!”; doloi!, “Down with it!” The inclusive form of the imperative impels those being addressed to joint action with the speaker or speakers—for example, in Russian poidem, poidemte, “Let’s go,” as opposed to poidite, “Go.”

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2000) did not determine whether the significant differences were related to differences in the caregivers' use of specific linguistic structures, such as declarative sentences, imperative sentences, compound/complex sentences, and question forms.
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Although her pattern of use of wh--questions, yes/no questions, and compound/ complex sentences varied across the three children, she consistently used these structures more often than imperative sentences and choice questions.
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Navarro Tomas (1974 [1944]) claims that intonation alone is sufficient to distinguish between declarative and imperative sentences.
In imperative sentences, the prefix mi- is added to the verb, which is followed by the suffix -daa/dyo.