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Hey guys, it’s Shane from English Understood here.
This video is related to one of the last videos I put out regarding students often saying ‘I eat already.’
Sometimes I hear students say ‘eat already’ and I understand why because in their language, if they say ‘eat already’, it’s correct.
But in English, if you say ‘eat already’, what do you think that means?
‘Eat already’ means you want me to eat. It’s a command. It’s an order.
Normally if you start a sentence with a verb, it’s a command. It’s an order.
So for example, if you say to me ‘study English already’, that means you want me to study English.
What about this one? If I say to you ‘What are you doing tonight’ and you answer ‘go out’. Go out. What does that mean?
That means you want me to go out. It’s a command. It’s an order.
So if you want to talk about yourself, you need to say ‘I’. I’ve eaten already. I’ve studied English already. I’m going out tonight.
So just remember if you start a sentence with just a verb, normally it’s an order. It means you want me to do something.