Why are imperative sentences used in recipes?

The imperative mood is used to give instructions or commands and make requests.

What is the purpose of a imperative sentence?

What is an imperative sentence? An imperative sentence is a sentence that gives the reader an instruction, makes a request, or issues a command.

Are recipes imperatives?

A recipe is a set of instructions about how to cook something. In English we always write recipes using imperative verbs.

What effect does imperative have on the reader?

Imperative verbs are verbs that create an imperative sentence (i.e. a sentence that gives an order or command). When reading an imperative sentence, it will always sound like the speaker is bossing someone around. Imperative verbs don’t leave room for questions or discussion, even if the sentence has a polite tone.

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