3d person imperative in English

James H. Vellenga (jhv0@viewlogic.com)
Fri, 31 May 96 15:19:00 EDT

>From Don Partain, in reference to another matter:

> .... Since English does not
> use a third person imperative, it's a bit awkward to translate the Greek
> third person imperative into the English. We make a brave attempt by saying
> "let", although "let" is actually 2nd person imperative.

Although not widely recognized, there _is_ a third person imperative
in English, namely, "have" as in

"Have your secretary call me."


"Have each of you be baptized ...."