Posted by : Feri Setyo Efendi Feb 17, 2011

Let’s go to school
Speech Act

Examples of command and prohibition expressions
Giving a command
  • Put the report on my desk. = Informal (older people to younger people)
  • Bring the books. = Informal (older people to younger people)
  • Open the door. = Informal (older people to younger people)
  • Close the door, please. = Formal (younger people to older people or to stranger)
  • Could you please give me the report? = Formal (younger people to older people or to stranger)
  • Come here, please. = Formal (younger people to older people or to stranger)

Expressing prohibition
  • Don’t come late. = Informal (older people to younger people)
  • Don’t be lazy. = Informal (older people to younger people)
  • Don’t use those shoes. = Informal (older people to younger people)
  • Sir?Ma'am, please don’t bring any animals. = Formal (younger people to older people or to stranger)
  • Sir?Ma'am, could you please don’t enter that room? = Formal (younger people to older people or to stranger)
  • I'm really sorry, but don’t step on the grass. = Formal (younger people to older people or to stranger)

Learning Essential
· Language Function
  • Giving Commands
Close the door.
  • Expressing prohibition
Don’t come late.
Don’t be lazy.
· Grammar : Verb – ing
Example :
I am reading a newspaper.
They are not studying English.
Are you playing a video game?

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