Hello fellas, how are you doing? Today we will discuss #GrammarTrivia Do you know what is “Parallelism” in English?
Parallelism or Parallel structure is important, especially in Academic circles or in the Business Corp. So whether you speaking or whether your writing this principle of Parallelism will help you to communicate more effectively.
Parallelism is speaking or writing technique in which you can communicate more powerfully by balancing different part of your sentence.
Let’s check some examples of Parallelism sentences:
1. Verb + Verb
E.g : “Janet sings and dances.”
We see verb (sings) and verb (dances), so that sentence is Parallelism.
2. Gerund + Gerund
E.g: “We enjoy reading and cooking.”
We see gerund (reading) and (cooking), so that sentence is Parallelism.
3. Infinitive noun + Infinitive noun
E.g: “I like to watch movies and to travel abroad.”
We see that infinitive and noon (to watch movie) and infinitives and noun (to travel abroad).
4. Adverb + Adverb
E.g: “The Police acted quickly and carefully.”
We see that (quickly) and adverb (carefully), so that sentence is Parallelism.
5. Noun + Noun ( for long sentences)
E.g: “The Job demands professional qualifications, the ability to manage others and experience working around the globe.”
The parallelism structure of that sentence is become:
“The Job demands professional qualifications, managerial ability and global experience.”
Sometimes, it is very normal to write sentences there are not Parallel in the beginning, but after you correct them to become parallel structure, your writing or speaking are becoming more powerfully.
Fellas, you can learn more completely about parallelism structure from this video:
Face With Smiling Eyes and Smiling
Face are the most commonly used emojis. They simply denote happiness
they may be used following a mild insult or criticism to remove some of the
Other Smiley Faces
Face With Open Mouth, Smiling
Face With Open Mouth And Smiling Eyes, Grinning Face, and Smiling
Face With Open Mouth And Tightly-Closed Eyes are similar to the two
simpler smiley faces.
they are often used to express greater levels of happiness. A message with one
of these emojis will normally be extremely positive. They are rarely used with
an insult or criticism.
Smiling Face With Open Mouth and Cold Sweat
Face With Open Mouth And Cold Sweat similarly shows happiness, albeit with relief. Messages
using this emoji often express joy at how a potentially negative event worked
example, if you sent a message explaining that you just passed a difficult test
or got the all clear from the doctor then you could use this emoji.
Face With Tears of Joy
With Tears Of Joy is
used to show laughter. It’s commonly replaced “LOL” when someone sends a joke.
Rolling on the Floor Laughing Face
Rolling on the Floor Laughing Face is the latest iteration of “ROFL”
Upside-Down Face implies you’re
not being serious or are talking about something that seemingly makes no sense.
Zany Face also shows
flippancy. Use this if something is silly but funny.
Smiling Face With
Smiling Face With Sunglasses is used to show coolness. It’s sometimes used
tongue-in-cheek or can mean “deal with it”.
Flushed Face shows
embarrassment for an awkward situation or mistake. It is frequently used
self-deprecatingly as a response to compliments.
Face Savoring Delicious Food can be used in anticipation for, during, or after a tasty
Nerd Face shows
intelligence or passion for a particular subject. It’s often used ironically.
Smirking Face With
Smirking Face With Starry Eyes means you’re excited or starstruck, like when you’re
anticipating meeting someone or doing something.
Face With Party
Blower And Party Hat
Face With Party Blower And Party Hat is used when celebrating an event. It’s best used when it’s a friend’s birthday.
2. Flirty Face Emojis
Smirking Face has strong
sexual connotations. It normally accompanies sexual innuendos or suggestions.
Winking Face shows that the
message was sent with humorous intent. Any message that accompanies a Winking Face should
not be taken too seriously.
Similar to Smirking Face, Winking Face often
accompanies suggestive messages.
Face With Stuck-Out Tongue, Face With Stuck-Out Tongue And Winking Eye,
With Stuck-Out Tongue And Tightly-Closed Eyes are used
interchangeably with Winking Face to show humor.
Relieved Face is, as the
name suggests, meant to indicate relief. However, it is mostly used to show
It can also, in
response to a suggestive emoji, demonstrate aloofness or innocence.
Smiling Face With
Smiling Face With Halo shows
innocence. It can be used seriously or humorously. For example, this emoji
would be appropriate when messaging your friends on a Friday to explain that
you are staying at home for the night.
Smiling Face With Horns and Imp can
be used interchangeably to show naughtiness or mischievousness.
Because one is
smiling and the other frowning, they show subtly different things. Smiling Face
With Horns more frequently accompanies minor mischief or
suggestive messages while Imp implies more malice.
Kissing Face, Face Throwing
A Kiss, Kissing Face With Smiling Eyes, and Kissing Face
With Closed Eyes are all used to show romance or
affection. Face Throwing A Kiss is typically more
romantic due to the small red heart.
The other three can
also be used to show innocent whistling.
Smiling Face With
Smiling Face With Heart-Shaped Eyes shows love, adoration, or gratitude. It can be used
towards a person, place, or thing.
Hugging Face means you’re
sending the recipient a virtual embrace.
3. Negative Face Emojis
Neutral Face and Expressionless
Face show a deliberate lack of emotion. They may be used
to show that someone is unimpressed, indifferent, or awkward.
Unamused Face expresses
dissatisfaction or suspicion. This emoji doesn’t show true anger or sadness,
but rather a subtly negative emotion. For example, if you are unhappy or
dubious of someone’s excuse for why they are late, you could send this emoji.
Face With Cold Sweat
Face With Cold Sweat shows stress
or hard work. It typically refers to a specific situation. Messaging a loved
one to explain that you must stay late at the office would warrant this emoji.
Pensive Face and Disappointed
Face are the two main sad face emoji. Both convey a sense
of sadness, remorse, regret, disappointment, or any similarly negative emotion.
Pleading Face shows you’re
asking for a favor. It’s the “puppy dog eyes” look, and is rarely used in
Disappointed But Relieved Face is generally used to show fear or hurt.
Crying Face is similar
Face and Disappointed Face. It shows a stronger sense of
hurt than general sadness.
Loudly Crying Face
Loudly Crying Face is a stronger
version of Crying Face. It shows hurt, pain, and upset.
Unlike the other sad faces, it is often used ironically.
Worried Face shows shock,
horror, disgust, and fear.
Grimacing Face similarly
shows worry, embarrassment, or awkwardness. Use it if you’re apprehensive about
Face With A Raised
Face With A Raised Eyebrow shows skepticism or disapproval—perfect for if you don’t
believe someone’s excuse.
Face With Monocle
Face With Monocle also expresses
doubt, as if you’re scrutinizing a message.
Lying Face depicts a nose
growing, just like Pinocchio. Use sparingly if you think someone isn’t telling
Face Without Mouth
Face Without Mouth shows you’re
speechless. It can be used ironically, but often means you don’t know what to
say during an awkward conversation or dare not speak your mind when embarrassed
Zipper-Mouth Face could mean you
can’t convey the right words right now. However, it’s more frequently used to
show you can keep a secret.
Face With Exploding
Face With Exploding Head shows
shock, telling the recipient that you’re blown away. It’s normally used in awe
Face With Symbols
Over the Mouth
Face With Symbols Over The Mouth naturally replaces a curse word. Use this to express annoyance or anger.
Weary Face and Tired Face both
show tiredness; however, they are often used to represent world-weariness and
stress, as if you’re at the end of your tether.
Sleepy Face seldom
represents tiredness. Instead, it shows that the sender is sick or unwell.
Sleeping Face is used
instead of Sleepy Face to show drowsiness. It’s
difficult to send a message when actually asleep.
Confused Face and Confounded
Face are used interchangeably to show confusion. Confused Face is
also used to show awkwardness or an apology. If someone has to cancel plans,
for instance, they could include this emoji.
Face With Look of
Face With Look Of Triumph is
one of the most misused emoji. It’s commonly used to show anger or frustration
rather than triumph—often ironically.
Angry Face and Pouting Face both
show anger, with the red Pouting Face the stronger of the two.
With Look Of Triumph, they are seldom used humorously.
Persevering Face shows you’re
struggling with a situation, but carrying on through your frustration.
Frowning Face With Open Mouth and Anguished Face show shock, horror, and
disappointment. They are often used as a lesser version of Pensive Face or Disappointed
Fearful Face, Face With
Open Mouth And Cold Sweat, and Face
Screaming In Fear all show varying levels of fear, ranging
from slightly scared with Face With Open Mouth And Cold Sweat to
outright terror with Face Screaming In Fear. They can all be used
4. Other Face Emojis
See-No-Evil Monkey, Hear-No-Evil
Monkey, and Speak-No-Evil Monkey are used to show shock
and embarrassment, mostly in a cheeky manner. Which specific monkey is used
depends on the contents of the message.
Pile Of Poo
Pile Of Poo is almost
always used humorously. It can replace a swear word or criticize a person or
5. Hand Symbol Emojis
Thumbs Up Sign
Thumbs Up Sign shows
acceptance or agreement.
Thumbs Down Sign
Thumbs Down Sign shows
rejection, dislike, or disagreement.
OK Hand Sign
OK Hand Sign shows
acceptance, satisfaction, or that everything is OK. It can also be used to show
that something is tiny or small.
Victory Hand is more often
used to represent the similar peace symbol. It shows coolness, relaxation, or
Person Raising Both
Hands In Celebration
Person Raising Both Hands In Celebration, more commonly referred to as Praise Hands,
is used to show support or appreciation.
Open Hands conveys
openness and friendliness. It can also mean you’re sending a hug, similar
Person With Folded
Person With Folded Hands,
while not meant to be explicitly religious, is used to say thank you, or to
show prayer or pleading. You could use it when asking for a favor.
Call Me Hand
Call Me Hand, despite its name,
can have numerous meanings depending on context. It’s similar to a traditional
telephone handset, so can indicate you want to talk to someone over the phone.
Pilots also use it to wish each other good luck. And in Hawaiian culture, it’s
known as the “Shaka” sign, meaning “hang loose”—an affectionate gesture
6. Heart Emojis
Red Heart is the classic
love heart emoticon, expressing fondness, friendship, or romance.
Purple Heart, Yellow Heart, Green Heart,
Heart are all similar to Red Heart;
however, the target of their affection is normally related to the color of the
heart. For example, Blue Heart is often used with sports teams
who wear blue jerseys. Similarly, the Yellow Heart is
associated with the sun and summer.
Broken Heart is the ultimate expression of sadness. It can also be used ironically.
Emojis are forever evolving as a tool for communication and their meanings are still fluid. So, you should think carefully before using emojis in certain circumstances.
Fellas, do you like to read the news? We can get many information from the news. The sources we can read the news from vary. We can read the news on the newspaper, magazine, or online news portals. Reading the news in English can also improve our vocabulary.
On today’s session, we will start with this paragraph:
It’s the temple that brought Londonderry together. On Saturday they burnt it down.
Catholics and Protestants have a long history of conflict in this Northern Irish city.
But volunteers from both communities came together to build the structure. Thousands left personal messages of peace inside.
Organisers say the fire symbolises letting go of the past.
From the paragraph, we can find some vocabularies like:
Temple = a building used to pray
To burn something down = to destroy it with fire
Conflict = a serious disagreement or argument between two people or more
Volunteers = people who offer to work without being paid
Symbolise = to represent an idea
Fellas, let’s start the quiz! Fill in the blank with vocabularies that we found from the news that I shared previously. Use hashtag #EngQuiz to share your answer.
1. Since the last train left in 1998, the once regal station has come to (…..) Detroit.
2. Whatever the issue was, the (….) between Rachel and Soga remained.
3. The camp ground was manned on a (….) basis.
4. She was worried that the house might (….) while they were away.
5. This year, the date on which Gandhi was murdered was marked by attempts by right-wing Hindus to build a (….) to honour the Gods.
Hello fellas, how are you today? First of all, I want to wish you a happy Eid al-Fitr for you who celebrate it.
In today’s session we will be going to discuss some idioms formed with the word hit. Fellas, can you mention what is the meaning of ‘hit?’
The verb ‘to hit’ means ‘memukul’ in Indonesian language. When put in an idiom, ‘hit’ can change meanings. So fellas, here are idioms with ‘hit’:
1. Hit me It means ‘say it now’ or ‘tell me’ or ‘give it to me right now.’ It could also mean that something is ‘clear to me’ or ‘I understand.’ E.g.: “And then it hit me. The weather feels so much warmer because of the humidity.”
2. Hit my funny bone It means ‘something causes me to laugh.’ E.g.: “The word ‘pollywog’ always hits my funny bone.”
3. Hit the nail on the head It means to ‘say the right word’ or ‘suggest a good idea.’ E.g.: “Your comment hit the nail on the head. You spoke the truth.”
4. Hit speeds of It means to ‘travel at speeds of.’ E.g.: “The stolen car was hitting speeds of 120 kilometres per hour in the city.”
5. Hit the books It means to ‘begin studying.’ E.g.: “Exams begin next week. It’s time to hit the books.”
6. Hit the rock bottom It means to face a very unfortunate situation and and to feel very depressed about it. E.g.: “After his farm was seized, he hit rock bottom and lost all hope.”
Fellas, now try to answer what exactly is the meaning of the idiom ‘hit and run?’
Thank you for your joining me today, fellas. You can use idioms with the word ‘hit’ to improve your English conversation skill. See you tomorrow.
Hello fellas, how are you today? In this session, we are going to discuss volunteering. Fellas, have you ever been a volunteer? Or have you ever joined a volunteering project?
A volunteer is a person who offers to take part in an enterprise or to undertake a task. This person often does the task without being paid.
Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes, and the community.
By joining as a volunteer, we ourselves also get the benefits, because volunteering and helping others can help reduce stress, combat depression, keep us mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose.
Nowadays, people choose to volunteer for variety of reasons. Some people do voluntary job because they want to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them.
Some people do voluntary job because it can be a route to an employment, it is an opportunity to try something new, and it could lead to a career change.
So, how to become a volunteer? Here are the tips for you:
Before you decide which organisation to join for a voluntary activity, you should have a firm grasp of the organisation’s mission and goals so you will be able to better serve the community and become more professional.
Attitude is everything
The more positive your attitude is and the more you think about the voluntary activity with an open mind, the more you will get from the experience. Sometimes voluntary work isn’t exactly what you want to be doing, but always look on the bright side.
When you decide to be a volunteer, you should realise that you will be working with a diverse group of people, which means exposing yourself to a variety of social classes, ages, and races. Volunteering can shatter barriers between people who never interact. Accept the differences and you won’t regret it.
The last tip is about how you can build relationships with both sides, in this case the people in the non-profit organisation and the people you serve. Treat them well and make sure to leave everyone you meet with good impression.
Fellas, are you a fresh graduate from a college or a university or do you want to take a professional work as early as after finishing high school? You must have been aware of job interviews.
Job interviews are amongst the first steps that must be taken before you start corporate life. Multinational companies specifically conduct the interviews in English. Could you share some stories of your first job interviews? Mention us.
“My first job interview was fun! Other candidates graduated from Perth and Californian campus, but the company picked me from Kalibata campus”.
“I went for job interview for bpo job. Interviewer asked me to speak 5 minutes English. I spoke 30 seconds in proper English. It was Amazing experinced until I missed my bus“.
You must also have been aware that nowadays job interviews are not done face to face only. Companies can conduct the interviews through video calls or Skype.
But if you must meet the company’s HRD person or the user, dressing politely and making a good first impression will make you go a long way.
If you are applying for a job in creative industry, never forget to prepare your portfolio and creative experiences. They could help convincing the company to hire you.
A job in creative industry might vary from being a copywriter, a web content writer, a photographer, an illustrator, to a graphic designer.
As for formal sector, prepare your most updated CV that mentions your relevant past experiences. Formal sector jobs refer to an administrative staff, a financial staff, a customer service, a teller, a manager, and so on.
After the interview is over, make sure you have given the company your contactable phone number and email address.
That’s all for today, fellas. Good luck for your next job interview!
Hello fellas, how are you today? Fellas, on April 17, 2019, we in Indonesia hold a general election to determine the future members of House of Representative and the future president and vice president. Therefore, today, we are going to discuss vocabularies related to election.
An election is a formal group decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual to hold public office. There are several vocabularies that we often hear or read in regards to election terms. Here they are:
1. Campaign Means the things a candidate does to get elected (shaking hands, giving oration, etc.). E.g.: “He took a campaign tour of West Java last week.”
2. Debate Means to argue for or against something. E.g.: “The topic of tonight’s presidential debate is national defense and security.”
3. Candidate Means the person who is running in an election. E.g.: “The Indonesia presidential election in 2019 has two pair of candidates.”
4. Politics Means the activities associated with the governance of a country or other area. E.g.: “I told her I was going into politics.”
5. Voter Means the individual who is voting in an election. E.g.: “Now the voters will decide.”
6. Ballot paper Means a piece of paper or a small ball used in a secret voting. E.g.: “Each person will get a ballot which should be kept confidential.”
7. Supporter Means the individual who supports a candidate during an election. E.g.: “All supporters in this campaign are so excited to meet the candidate.”
8. Political party Means a group of people with similar political goals and opinions whose main purpose is to get candidates elected to public office. E.g.: “Most of political parties in this election are optimistic about their candidates being elected.”
9. Democracy Means a system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives.
E.g.: “Indonesia is one of the countries that adapts democracy as its system of government.”
10. Government Means the governing body of a nation, state, or community. E.g.: “The first MRT in our city was planned by the previous government.”
Hello fellas, how are you? how often do you surf the internet and social media? I am sure that most of you like spending time to check social media and surfing the internet. Today, we are discussing some words and phrases related to internet and social media. Here they are.
1. To unplug It means to disconnect and to relax by disengaging ourselves from activities that use internet connection.
E.g.: “Sometimes you need to learn to unplug and just enjoy the peace and quiet at home.”
2. Hot-spot It refers to a place in public area where there is a computer system with an access point or an internet connection.
E.g.: “The airport was bright and spacious, with large shopping area and Wi-Fi hot-spot lounge.”
3. To multitask To multitask means to do many things at the same time.
E.g.: “An interpreter needs a quick, agile mind to multitask, because she or he needs to simultaneously listen to a concept or idea in one language, understand and process it, and translate it to another language.”
4. Down-time It refers to the time when a computer is not working properly and cannot be used. This could also mean the time somebody needs to relax and recuperate after a hard work.
E.g.: “Once we are done with all the renovation, I am ready for some major down-time.”
5. Pulled to the internet It means working hard using the internet or being dependent to the internet.
E.g.: “I wish I could do that but I am so pulled to the internet. I manage my own business and I can hardly spend a day without sending emails or checking my website.”
6. To pull the plug When you pull the plug of something, it means that it no longer has a power source and will switch off.
E.g.: “I am considering just pulling the plug on the whole thing. I have been so busy with my work and I have not had time to be creative or even relax.”
7. Be on the same wavelength It refers to the same things that have the same origins but can also be used for casual acquaintances. It has the same meaning as being in tune with somebody.
E.g.: “What makes the problem worse is that Howard and Tina are not on the same wavelength about how to deal with it.”
8. No filter It is usually used to refer to a picture, which is of original quality and has not been edited or modified. The term is also used to refer to an uncensored conversation, usually between friends.
E.g.: “Miranda is my best friend. Sometimes when we are chatting, we can talk with no filter and we laugh at each other.”
9. On fleek Something is on fleek if it looks perfect and on point.
E.g.: “Did you see what Jason was wearing today? His look is on fleek!”
10. To win the internet The phrase is usually used as a reaction given by someone who either really likes or really dislikes your post.
E.g.: “This picture wins the internet today. Everything else is dummy.”
That’s all for today, fellas. Hopefully today’s session is useful for you. See you tomorrow!
Hello fellas, I’m happy to meet you again today. How are you today?
Fellas, as non-native speakers, have you ever felt stuck and confused in the middle of a conversation? Especially since the conversation is done in English.
Sometimes, when we meet with international friends, we must keep a conversation going to give them sufficient details about us. However, when we feel confused because we don’t know what to say, the conversation will stop.
Example: “Did you have a good weekend?” “Yes, I did. You?” “Yeah, it was good.”
The conversation will stop because there is no natural way to continue it. A brief conversation with strangers are fine from time to time, but if it is someone we know, a longer chat will be expected.
Here is how to keep a conversation going:
1. Ask questions and start with 5W + 1H (What, Who, Where, When, Why, How). Avoid yes or no questions.
2. Answer the questions with elaborated details that will help you continue the conversations.
3. Try interesting topics such as family, hobbies, sports, movie, TV shows, culture, music, recent events, travelling, or interesting places in the city where you live. Avoid such topics as religion, politics, sex life, personal finance, or health issues.
Check this long conversation as an example: James: “Hey, Rachel, how was your weekend?” Rachel: “Pretty good! I went to a baseball game with my brother.” James: “Really? What teams were playing?”
Rachel: “The Red Sox and The Yankees. We are huge Yankees fans!” James: “Yeah? How was the game?” Rachel: “Very exciting. It was tied until the last minutes, and then we won 2-1.”
You can see from the example that both persons tried to keep the conversation going. James asked questions and Rachel answered enthusiastically.
To have a good conversation in English with your international friends, a regular practice is necessary. That is all for today, fellas! If you have questions about this or previous sessions, don’t hesitate to mention us.
Hopefully today’s topic could help you brush up your English conversation skill. See you tomorrow!
Hello fellas, how was your day? We meet again in Wednesday session with @Englishtips4u and today we will discuss astrology or also known as horoscope. Do you believe in horoscope? Most of the time, someone checks his or her horoscope out of pure fun. When we open a magazine or a newspaper and we see the horoscope monthly update, we can sometimes read or overlook it.
For those who read it, they do it to search any signs about fortune or lucky happenings in life, for fun. As we are all aware, there are 12 known zodiac signs that are compatible with our birthdays. Can you mention all 12 of them? Yes, they are Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, and Sagittarius.
Do you think the article makes sense? Or does anything happen to us is purely coincidental, regardless of our star sign? Share your thoughts and tweet us. Have you read this article? I find some opinion about millennials and the zodiac sign.
What we must avoid, however, is judging someone based on their zodiac sign. Someone who was born under the sign Libra could say, “It’s not my fault that I’m bad on decision making. I’m a Libra.
The article also mentioned a girl with Leo horoscope, who felt that she didn’t quite relate to her zodiac sign. She said that she would not define herself as someone who liked to be on the spotlight, although she did feel that she was a sociable and a creative type.
Continuing with the businesswoman on the article who was a Libra. She identified strongly with her zodiac sign and believed that she was a ‘typical Libran. The last one was a young girl from London, an Aries, who believed that she found herself always attracted to Aquarius guys, based on the horoscope.
However, as what we mentioned previously, we should avoid prejudice based on zodiac sign. Someone’s characteristics and personality are unique, which means we cannot really be sure that someone is behaving or doing a certain action because of his or her sign.
Similarly, we should not be discouraged either if our zodiac update says that there is something unfortunate to happen to us. It is good to stay optimistic, keep an open mind, and be careful at the same time.
That’s all for today, fellas! Thank you so much for joining today’s session. See you tomorrow!
That is Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE, “How amazing it is!“
Did you notice the form that I used to compliment Burj Khalifa? Yes, I said, “How amazing it is!“. On that sentence, I used what we call exclamatory sentence, which is going to be our topic for today.
An exclamatory sentence is a sentence that expresses about wonder or a feeling caused by something beautiful or stunning. Usually, the characteristic of an exclamatory sentence is it ends with an exclamation mark (!).
Check these sentences: “How small their house was!” (Betapa kecil rumah mereka!)
In this session we will discuss derivative which is a part of grammar in English language. There are several grammatical rules to apply when using English. Today, we will continue with ‘Derivatives.’
Derivatives are word that are derived from other words, which we call root words. Usually, derivatives are formed by adding an affix to the root words. Let’s see the paragraph below:
At their first session, the lawyer asked Ed, “What things about this woman that attracted you?” Ed replied, “Her forthrightness, straightforwardness, and frankness.”
Fellas, did you find any derivatives from that paragraph? From that paragraph, the words ‘forthrightness,’ ‘straightforwardness,’ and ‘frankness’ are derivatives. Derivatives can also be nouns that we could change into adjectives or adverbs if we add suffix at the end of the words. However, there are some derivatives that still retain their meaning.
1. To form noun derivatives, we add suffixes like -ness, -ty, -hood, -ian, -cy, -er, -or, -sion, -ment, -tion, -ant, -ce, etc. E.g.: Happy – Happiness Child – Childhood
Dense – Density Pregnant – Pregnancy Good – Goodness
Hi fellas, Today we will discuss the imperative and how to use it on sentences.
Fellas, Imperative is a type of sentence that gives instructions or expresses a command. Sometimes, an imperative sentence also expresses a direction, a request, an order or a suggestion. Imperative sentences usually end with an exclamation mark or a period. Check this paragraph and find imperative sentences on this paragraph:
“In a second-grade elementary class, an English teacher asked her students to count in English. “Lisa, can you count up to five in English for me?” Lisa said “Yes, Miss. One, two, three, four, five.” The teacher said “Very good. Now Melisa, please continue.”
When the teacher asked Melisa to continue counting, she said “Please continue”. It is the imperative.
Imperative sentences can also express prohibition or warning. They can end with either an exclamation mark and period. E.g.:
“Do not use the lift in the event of fire“.
“Don’t go there!”
“Don’t tell anyone that I was here“.
“Don’t be late!“
2. Imperative sentences can also express an instruction. E.g.:
“Enjoy your meal“.
“Stop talking and open your books“.
“Ask him, will you? “Write to me, will you? “
3. We can write imperative sentence without a subject.
E.g : “Open your mouth and say “Aaah”.
4. We can also write imperative sentence to remind one or more people. E.g :
“Come on, boys, you’re late”.
“Come on, Lisa, I’m waiting”.
5. We can also write imperative sentences to make suggestions. Usually, we use “Let’s” in the beginning of sentence. Remember that “let’s” is a contraction of “let us”, which means the pronoun is already plural. E.g :
“Let’s visit India next month”.
“Please, let’s just go to cinema tonight, shall we?”.
6. We can also use imperative sentences to give instructions.
E.g : “First, prepare some hot water. Pour the white coffee into a cup. Add some milk and stir the coffee”.