Third person imperatives

English has single-word imperatives only for the second person, singular or plural.  The subject of a second-person imperative is ‘you’ and is understood from context.              Stop here.                                                       Remember what she said. A command that another (third) person do something requires a work-around in contemporary English:             He should eat the apple.                               They must finish […]

Third person imperatives

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