Imperative

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Imperative [ɪm’perətɪv]

1.[adj] If it is imperative that something is done, that thing is extremely important and must be done.
eg. It is absolutely imperative that we finish the work as soon as possible.

2.[n]  An imperative is something that is extremely important and must be done.
eg. Job creation has become an imperative for the government.

所以imperative作形容词的时候意思就是极重要的;必要的;紧急的;作动词的时候意思就是必要的事;紧急的事;必须履行的责任。当然它还有个意思就是祈使语气。

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