Hey everyone! Here’s another flight safety instruction lesson (previous lessons include a rapping flight attendant and vocabulary practice). This time we can review some grammar: The Imperative.
The imperative is used to tell someone to do something, or not to do something. It’s a command.
Since airline safety instruction demonstrations are telling people what to do – and not to do – flight attendants use the imperative throughout their speeches.
1. To form the imperative, use the present tense.
2. The subject of the imperative is always the same: you.
A recent exhibition tennis match on a barge in front of a glacier in Patagonia between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic was so cool I’ve decided to give a tennis lesson… a grammar lesson comparing tennis champions, that is!
Today I’ll compare men’s tennis rivals Rafa and Nole, who are currently ranked #1 and #2 in the world (as of December 2013). I’ll look at some of the top women’s players tomorrow.
First an overview of comparisons and then a short quiz (it’s painless, I promise).
During my recent trip to Istanbul I saw this sign outside a restaurant. Grammatically, it’s not correct. Can you figure out what’s wrong?
Did you figure out what’s wrong? Need a hint?
The sign uses the past simple tense, but this is not correct.
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