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When do I give commands without using the imperative tense?

In addition to the present tense for softened commands, as jlliagre explained, there's another way to give commands without the imperative (which is a mood, not a tense, by the way). The infinitive is ...
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When do I give commands without using the imperative tense?

Without the tone associated with the exclamation mark, using the indicative is more like giving hints to someone, similar to a film director telling an actor what he expect them to do and how before ...
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