Maybe you are trying to give someone directions or your friend needs help cooking and you do not know which verb form to use. Choosing the correct verb form in English is very important and can often times lead to confusion. For that reason, we will look at something called IMPERATIVES.

HINT: it is actually very easy!

Imperatives are used to give instructions or orders. An imperative is formed from the infinitive form of the verb (base form). An imperative comes from the second person, which means we use it to talk directly to someone else.

We can use imperatives to:
Give orders
Give directions

Here are some examples of imperatives in the positive:
Be quiet, the students are working.
Let’s go home
Close the door.
Turn right at the next street.

For the negative, we simply add do not (or don’t) before the infinitive.
Do not shout, I can hear you.
Don’t walk on the grass
Do not run near the pool.
Don’t do that

Try these exercises and test your understanding.


Choose the correct answer.


I hope this went well for you. Thank you for working so hard in and out of the classroom. The more you practice the better your English will be. Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below.

Comparatives – Introducing to the Parents

When talking about friends and family it may be very common to compare them to other people that you know. Especially if you are describing a person to someone who hasn’t met them yet. You would need to compare them to other people that they do know so they can understand what this new person is like! Using lots of comparatives this way is a great method of describing new people. In the example below a boy is describing the girl he is dating to his parents. Do you think he is worried what his parents might think of her? Or is he excited to introduce them? Pay attention to how he compares her to other people!

“Her name is Fiona and she is smarter than anyone else I have dated. She is more interested in books than Greg – and he’s a lawyer! She’s prettier than Angelina Jolie and funnier than Jerry Seinfeld. She’s a little shorter than I am, and her hair is much darker than mine. She is also a big fan of JRR Tolkein, she might be a bigger fan of Lord of the Rings than anyone else I know. She is also an excellent cook, dare I say she’s a better cook than Mom. Obviously, she’s the best.”

Comparatives Quiz

Choose the correct form of each word when being used as a comparative.

Using ‘As… as’ to Describe Quantity


We use this common phrase to compare things of an equal quantity.

I have as many friends as her!    = We have the same number of friends.

I have as much money as him!   = We have the same amount of money

They don’t have as much time as us = We don’t have an equal amount of time. They have less.

As you can see, we use many with countable nouns and much with uncountable nouns.

as + many + (countable noun) + as

as + much + (uncountable noun) + as

How many do you want? How much do you want? The largest amount possible? We often use this structure in a sentence to express the maximum amount possible.


“He wants to get as many Instagram followers as possible!”

“She wants to earn as much money as she can.”


Try these exercises and try to get as many correct answers as possible!

‘As… as’ to Describe Quantity

Try to get as many correct answers as possible!


Now, try to write your own example sentence in the comments below!

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