Imperative Force ( Concept )
http://purl.org/linguistics/gold/ImperativeForce


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      |_ Abstract
            |_ Linguistic Property
                  |_ Morphosyntactic Property
                        |_ Force Property
                              |_ Imperative Force


Definition:

A term used in the grammatical classification of sentence types, and usually seen in contrast to indicative, interrogative, etc. An imperative usage (‘an imperative’) refers to verb forms or sentence/clause types typically used in the expression of commands, e.g. 'Go away!' [Crystal 2008: 23]


Usage Notes

Examples
Language Code: fuv In Nigerian Fulfulde, the imperative expresses a peremptory command to begin an action that has not yet been started, with an implied 2ndPerson subject.
2009-06-04 13:28:07
njoo?-ee
sit-IMP
Sit down (pl)!

References:
McIntosh (1984:140)


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