The directive illocutionary act is a characteristic type of the operational illocutionary act. It demands an addressee to whom its content, that is, the order, command or request is directed. This content may be formulated by various means: grammatical (imperative) and lexical (specific performants, particles, conjunctions). Secondarily, depending on an actual communicative situation, the content of the directive illocutionary act may be formulated also by modal verb, modal particles and interrogative, indicative and conditional sentences.
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