Imperative Sentences

Imperative sentences are sentences that request the person we are speaking to to do or not to do something. Based on the intonation used, imperative sentences can be divided into commands, requests, invitations and warnings:

Duduk!
Duduklah.
Tolong ambilkan buku saya.
Silakan duduk.
Izinkan saya menyampaikan sepatah dua patah kata.
Harap Anda tunggu di luar.
Mari kita makan sekarang.
Ayo, habiskan kue itu.
Jangan buang sampah di sini.
Awas ada anjing.
Sit.
Do sit.
Please get me my book.
Please sit down.
Allow me to say one or two words.
Please wait outside.
Let’s eat now.
Come, finish the cake.
Don’t through rubbish here.
Beware of dog.
Command
Command, more polite
Request
Request
Request
Request
Invitation
Invitation
Warning
Warning

Reference:
Indonesian Grammar Made Easy by Dr. Liaw Yock Fang, TIMES 1996

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