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Imperative verbs

Imperative verbs


A verb is a word that tells you what a person, animal, or thing does. Another way to describe verbs is to say that they are action words or doing words.

Download our Imperatives activity below.

This activity introduces imperative verbs - these ones are bossy! Imperative verbs tell you what to do. They go at the start of a sentence and turn it into a command. Turn the three sentences into bossy sentences using imperative verbs. This activity has also been designed for handwriting practice.


Common Core Alignment:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1.J Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in response to prompts.



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