Also known as the imperative form, commands are very easy to use. Begin the sentence with a verb and end with an object, a person or a thing.
Tell someone to do something:
Answerthe phone, please.
Driveto the post office.
Helpme find this information.
The subject in each of these sentences is “you,” but it doesn’t sound correct to use the subject.
Tell someone not to do something:
In each sentence above, the present tense is used and the subject is “you. The polite form of a command uses the word “please.”
Pass the potatoes, please. (Use the word “pass” when you sit at a table with other people and eat food.)
Commands are often used with children.
If someone doesn’t do what you wanted him or her to do, use the word “tell.” For examples: Purple Level tell.
Directions: Fill in the blank with the correct word from the list of word choices below. Some sentences are negative. (10 points)
____me the newspaper from outside. (bring)
____all of your vegetables! (eat)
____the door! (negative) (don’t open)
____on the couch. (sit)
____your muddy shoes outside! (leave)
____to work today. You’re sick. (negative) (don’t go)
____some more coffee. (have)
____my mother I broke her lamp.(negative) (don’t tell)
____for me here. I’ll be right back. (wait)
____that recipe again. It tasted terrible!(negative) (don’t make)
Directions: Fill in the blank with the correct word from the list below. Use the polite form with please. Some of these commands are negative. (10 points)
____your room today. It’s a mess. (please clean)
____that any more! It hurts.(negative) (please don’t do)
____me! This is hard to do alone. (please help)
____him eat that. (negative) (please don’t let)
____on the light. (please turn)
____. (close , please)
____a doctor about that. You’re sick! (please see)
____me at that number
____. (call , please)
____on that computer.(negative)(please don’t work)
____your shoes. We have to go.(please find)
A farm is a great place to work. There are many different jobs to do on a farm, and farmers spend most of their time outside in the spring, summer, and fall. Winter is nice also if you don’t mind being outside when it’s cold.
Farms in the United States produce
crops such as
Farms in California and Florida can grow
crops all year round,
the orange juice you had for breakfast probably came from one of those states.
Some farmers raise
cows for the production of milk and cheese.
Dairy farms are very popular in the states of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Farmers who grow apples and
pears have large
They’re very busy in the fall months of September and October when the fruit
You can go to an
orchard in the fall and pick your own apples.
By visiting an
orchard, you can learn a little about what it’s like to work on a farm.
How much do you remember from the reading ? Fill in the blanks.