Imperative


Etymologically this word comes from the Latin “imperative” and it is related to someone or something that has the power to command or dominate. Likewise, the imperative term is linked to the unjustifiable duty or requirement, that is, it has no justification for not doing it and if for some reason it is not obeyed, there will be no justification to excuse the fact of not doing it.

For example, when an individual does not attend an appointment with a family member due to some work imperative. On the other hand, there is the moral imperative that refers to all that commitment or duty required in some situations related to ethics. This leads us to the term categorical imperative, which is a term set by a German philosopher named Immanuel Kant which links the term categorical imperative with moral duty, not to steal or not to kill are examples of categorical imperatives validated by universal moral laws, established by the human mind to be fulfilled without exception.

In the grammatical context, the imperative mood is used in sentences or paragraphs to express commands or orders, among others. This mode is used in almost all the languages ​​of the world, in the Spanish language the imperative is located in fourth place of the finite grammatical modes and is adjacent to the indicative, subjunctive and conditional, it is a mode that does not have any profile or format for all people or numbers, for example: “Out of here”, “Let’s go right now”are some of the sentences that use this grammatical mode.