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The great thing about imperative verbs is that there is only one imperative form. Use the infinitive of the verb without "to"

There is one place where you will always find lots of imperative verbs – a recipe book. A recipe is a set of instructions about how to cook something. In English we always write recipes using imperative verbs.

Lemon cake recipe:

  1. Put 175 grammes of self-raising flour, 125 grammes of sugar, 125 grammes of butter and one-and-a half teaspoons of baking powder into a bowl.
  2. Take two lemons. Grate the rind from the lemons and add it to the flour.
  3. Break two eggs into the mixture.
  4. Add three tablespoons of milk.
  5. Beat the mixture with an electric mixer for 2 minutes.
  6. Pour the mixture into a baking tray.
  7. Bake the cake in the oven for about 20 minutes.
  8. Take the cake out of the oven and put it on a wire rack to cool.
  9. Squeeze the lemons and add about 50 grammes of sugar to the juice.
    lemon cake
  10. Put the juice into a pan and heat it until it boils.
  11. Prick the top of the cake with a fork.
  12. Pour the lemon juice over the cake.
  13. Serve the cake while it is still warm.

Imperative II