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CLAUSES declarative A1 FORM: NEGATIVE DECLARATIVE, LEXICAL VERBS
Can form simple negative declarative clauses.
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CLAUSES declarative A1 FORM: AFFIRMATIVE DECLARATIVE, MODAL AUXILIARY VERBS
Can form an affirmative declarative clause with modal verbs.
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CLAUSES declarative A2 FORM: NEGATIVE DECLARATIVE WITH 'HAVE'
Can form a simple negative declarative clause with auxiliary 'have' + 'not' or 'n't' and 'have' + 'not' or 'n't (got)'
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CLAUSES declarative A2 FORM: NEGATIVE DECLARATIVE, MODAL AUXILIARY VERBS
Can form a simple negative declarative clause with modal verb + 'not' or 'n't'.
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CLAUSES declarative B1 FORM/USE: AUXILIARY 'DO', FOR EMPHASIS
Can use the auxiliary verb 'do' in an affirmative declarative clause, for emphasis and affirmation.
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CLAUSES imperatives A2 FORM: AFFIRMATIVE
Can form an affirmative imperative with the base form of a main verb.
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CLAUSES imperatives A2 USE: INSTRUCTIONS
Can use the imperative to give instructions.
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CLAUSES imperatives A2 USE: CLOSINGS
Can use the imperative to give instructions, often at the end of a letter or when saying goodbye to someone.
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CLAUSES imperatives A2 FORM/USE: NEGATIVE
Can form a negative imperative with the auxiliary verb 'do' + 'n't' + base form of a main verb, to give advice, instructions or orders.
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CLAUSES imperatives A2 FORM/USE: 'LET'S', SUGGESTION
Can use 'let's' + base form of a main verb, for first person plural imperatives to make a suggestion.
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CLAUSES imperatives A2 USE: EMPHASISING AN INSTRUCTION
Can use negative imperative after an instruction, for emphasis.
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CLAUSES imperatives B1 FORM/USE: 'DO', EMPHASIS
Can use 'do' + base form of a main verb, for emphasis or in formal contexts.
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CLAUSES imperatives B1 USE: INVITATION
Can use the imperative to make an offer or an invitation.
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CLAUSES imperatives B1 FORM/USE: 'LET ME', FOCUS
Can use an imperative clause with 'let me' + base form of a main verb, as a focusing device, to introduce something
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CLAUSES imperatives B2 FORM/USE: 'LET'S NOT', SUGGESTION
Can use 'let's not' + base form of a main verb to make a suggestion.
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CLAUSES imperatives B2 FORM/USE: 'DO NOT', EMPHASIS
Can use 'do not' for emphasis or in formal contexts.
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CLAUSES imperatives C1 FORM/USE: 'LET' + THIRD PERSON PRONOUN, PERMISSION, ORDER
Can use an imperative clause with 'let' + 'him/her/them' + base form of a main verb, to give permission or allow something or instruct someone to allow something.
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CLAUSES imperatives C1 FORM/USE: DON'T 'LET' + PRONOUN, PERMISSION, ORDER
Can use an imperative clause with 'let' + 'him/her/them' + base form of a main verb, to disallow something or instruct someone to disallow something.
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CLAUSES imperatives C1 USE: POINTING, IN FORMAL CONTEXTS
Can use imperatives to point within or to a document within formal contexts, often academic.
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CLAUSES imperatives C1 FORM/USE: IMPERATIVE + 'AND' CONDITIONAL
Can use imperatives to introduce a condition followed by 'and' to introduce a consequence of the condition.
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