Imperative can mean:
- Imperative mood, a grammatical mood expressing commands, direct requests, and prohibitions (syntax)
- A morphological item expressing commands, direct requests, and prohibitions (morphology)
- Imperative programming, a programming paradigm in computer science
- Moral imperative, a philosophical concept relating to obligation
- Imperative logic
Other articles related to "imperative, imperatives":
... is perceived as being more polite than if it were simply in the natural imperative) ... the listener must almost immediately reinterpret as an imperative and respond accordingly ... Imperative declarative (declarative structure with imperative function) I would feel more comfortable if you wore your seatbelt ...
... An independent clause in the imperative mood uses the base form of the verb, usually with no subject (although the subject you can be added for emphasis) ... First person imperatives (cohortatives) can be formed with let us (usually contracted to let's), as in "Let's go" ... Third person imperatives (jussives) are sometimes formed similarly, with let, as in "Let him be released." More detail can be found in the Imperative mood article ...
... An imperative sentence gives anything from a command or order, to a request, direction, or instruction ... Imperative sentences are more intentional than exclamatory sentences and do require an audience as their aim is to get the person(s) being addressed either to do or to ... The negative imperative can also be called the prohibitive and the inclusive plural imperative, the hortative ...
... The imperative mood is formed for the 2nd person singular and plural and the 1st person plural ...
Famous quotes containing the word imperative:
“Because humans are not alone in exhibiting such behaviorbees stockpile royal jelly, birds feather their nests, mice shred paperits possible that a pregnant woman who scrubs her house from floor to ceiling [just before her baby is born] is responding to a biological imperative . . . . Of course there are those who believe that . . . the burst of energy that propels a pregnant woman to clean her house is a perfectly natural response to their mothers impending visit.”
—Mary Arrigo (20th century)
“If the Revolution has the right to destroy bridges and art monuments whenever necessary, it will stop still less from laying its hand on any tendency in art which, no matter how great its achievement in form, threatens to disintegrate the revolutionary environment or to arouse the internal forces of the Revolution, that is, the proletariat, the peasantry and the intelligentsia, to a hostile opposition to one another. Our standard is, clearly, political, imperative and intolerant.”
—Leon Trotsky (18791940)
“The political core of any movement for freedom in the society has to have the political imperative to protect free speech.”
—bell hooks (b. 1955)