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Hi,

I heard this sentence in a movie "Someone take a picture of me and John." and one more like " I had someone take a picture of me and John.". I am confused about the sentence structure and sentence type. Is the first sentence an imperative sentence or 'can' is understood there and it was put as a question. Or in imperative sentence we can do without s after verb.
And in the second sentence is it correct and shouldn't it be "taken" instead of "take".

Please explain the verb take in the two sentences. Should it be takes in first and taken in second?

Thanks
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both are OK, first subjunctive (which doesn't use s), 2nd infinitive.
Hi,

"Someone take a picture of me and John." I see this sentence as an imperative. I would write the 'someone' followed by a comma. It's the kind of thing that is certainly said in an imperative tone.

Since the verb is in imperative form, you don't need 's'. eg Listen! not Listens!

"I had someone take a picture of me and John' The construction is 'to have someone do something' means 'to cause someone to do something'. The verb following 'have' must be the bare infinitive.

Best wishes, Clive
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Hi,

Thanks for the slightly belated 'thank you'.Emotion: big smile

Clive
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The indefinite pronouns everyone, everybody, someone, somebody, no one, nobody can all be used in imperatives.

Everyone raise your hand if you like ice cream!
The house is on fire! Somebody call 911!
This is a robbery! Nobody move!


(As already mentioned above, imperatives never take the "s" form.)

CJ
I WANT YOU TO GIVE ME 3 SENTENCES OF THE EMPERATIME - IMPERATIVO
Hi,

Here are three.

1. Don't forget to be polite!

2. Say 'please'.

3. Remember to thank people.

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