Voices in Imperative sentences

VOICES IN IMPERATIVE SENTENCES

1 The patterns of the voices of  Positive meaning imperative sentences are given below. 

They  are  ‘2′  types.

Type I

Pattern of Active Voice V + O

eg: Open the door

Pattern of Passive VoiceLet + O + be + V3

eg: Let the door be opened.

Type II

Pattern of Active Voice:  Please/ kindly + V + O

eg: Please open the door

Pattern of Passive voice:  You are requested  to + V + O

eg: You are requested to open the door.

(The subject of an imperative sentence is always  ‘You.  That is why,   the subject ‘You’  is written as  object  in the passive voice of the ‘II Type’ one.)

2   The patterns of the voices of  Negative meaning Imperative sentences.

They are also in ‘2’ types,

Type I

Pattern of Active voice:   Don’t / never + V + O

eg: Don’t kick the ball

Pattern of Passive Voice:  Let + O + be + not / never + V3

eg: Let the ball be not kicked..

Another example,

Never say that ( A.V)

Let that be never said. ( P.V)

Type II

Pattern of Active voice: 1.  Please / kindly + don’t  + V + O

                                      2. Please / kindly + never + V + O

eg: 1. Please don’t disturb Tom

      2. Please never disturb Tom

Pattern of Passive Voice:  1.  You are requested not to + V + O

                                          2.  You are requested to + never +V + O.

eg : 1. You are requested not to disturb Tom

       2. You are  requested to never disturb Tom

(The subject of an imperative sentence is always  ‘You.    That is why,   the subject ‘You’  is written as object  in the passive voice of the ‘II Type’ one.)

Keeping these facts in our mind, let’s go to the voices in complex sentencescontinue reading

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