Today I had an online student with barking dogs in the background.
I asked him to please quiet the dogs because they were distracting.
I muted his microphone a couple of times, telling him that we couldn’t hear him over the dogs.
I did want to give him every possible opportunity to participate.
But I couldn’t let his dogs distract the rest of the class.
Finally, one of other students said,
“Shut those damn dogs up!”
Well said, English student, well said.
Excellent example of an imperative sentence.