3d person imperative in English

From: James H. Vellenga (jhv0@viewlogic.com)
Date: Fri May 31 1996 - 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 ...."


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