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Imperative and Hortative Sentences

AP English & Composition
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Angela Tillapaugh

on 23 October 2012

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Transcript of Imperative and Hortative Sentences

Imperative and Hortative Hortative - Alma Budovic & Angela Tillapaugh A type of sentence that is meant to express
strong encouragement . Examples of hortative : You go girl ! "Let both sides explore what problems unite us instead of belaboring those problems which divide us." - John F. Kennedy The subject of hortative sentences is always YOU, since in these type of sentences the person is always encouraging YOU to do something. Some examples are :
Keep going, you're doing great !

Bravo ! Do it again !

Good job! Now onto the next thing ! All of these sentences are meant to help or encourage you to do something . How to remember hortative : Hortative : Hortative starts with an H , so just remember that help starts with an h as well, and hortative sentences help to encourage you . Imperative - A type of sentence that gives advice or instructions or that expresses a request or command. Examples of imperative : Imperative sentences will often lack a subject, that is because the subject of these sentence is always you or whomever is being spoken to. Shut the door .

Clear the table .

Stop that . All of these sentences are intended to instruct or command you to do something . How to remember imperative : Imperative : The prefix of imperative is imper,which sounds like emperor , and an emperor commands people to do something . Nordquist, Richard. "Imperative Sentence ." Grammar . About.com . Web. 19 Oct 2012. <http://grammar.about.com/od/il/g/impersent09.htm>.


Carter, Tracey. "How to Identify the Four Types of Sentences." Suite101.com/. N.p., 23 2008. Web. 19 Oct 2012. <http://suite101.com/article/how-to-identify-the-four-types-of-sentences-a80021>.


Kennedy, John F. "Inaugural Address." Presidential Inauguration. White House , Washington DC. 20 1961. Address.



"Four Kinds of Sentences: Declarative, Interrogative, Imperative and Exclamatory." voices.yahoo.com/. N.p., 12 2007. Web. 21 Oct 2012. <http://voices.yahoo.com/four-kinds-sentences-declarative-interrogative-484238.html?cat=4>. Identifying Hortative- Identifying Imperative- "It is IMPERATIVE that you do this" Work Cited:
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