Please let me ask you native or very well-trained Eglish speakers if there’s some patterns, rules, or formulas in regards of an imperative sentence’s structure.
For example, I was reading this article from Towson University on sentence patterns — I came to that site via that one search engine — which lists ten patterns for creating English sentences. Though, none of those sentences are an imperative sentence. After unsuccesfully trying to find ressources on this matter, please let me ask this community for your help.
Probably the most simple pattern for an imperative sentence à la “Eat!” would be: an action verb (here: intransitive I think) followed by an exclamation mark.
Next could maybe be “Eat vegetables!”: transitive action verb followed by noun (plural) and exclamation mark.
But there’s also e.g. “Eat healthy!”: intransitive action verb followed by an adverb and exclamation mark.
This already gives us three possible patterns (speaking of only one or two words per imperative sentence):
1) intransitive action-verb + exclamation mark
2) transitive action-verb + noun (singular or plural in some cases) + exclamation mark
3) intransitive action-verb + adverb
Do you know any ressources where I can find way more patterns for creating grammatically correct imperative sentences?