Imperatives and its usage

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Imperatives and its usage

Post by Jen36 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:50 am

I'm preparing a poster for an upcoming class. Can you please advise if the sentences below are gramatically sound?

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Someone commented that using want and then at the beginning of the sentence is bad English but I beg to differ but I just can't explain it.
It has something to do with imperatives and its usage.....

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Re: Imperatives and its usage

Post by Alan » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:18 am

It is informal, but as such highly suitable for an advertising poster.
Your sentences are fine!