Die gängigste Form Befehle und Verbote auszusprechen ist der Imperativ. Darüber hinaus kann auch das Verb must (not) herangezogen werden oder auch die Ersatzform have to.
|must||I tell you, the men must be finished with the work by Monday noon.|
|have to||You were told that you had to return home immediately.|
|must not||One must not smoke in public buildings.|
Auch hier wieder gibt es viele Möglichkeiten, sich von den Modalverben zu lösen.
|to be (not) to||We are to clean the kitchen after we used it. (Befehl)
You are not to take the dog into the supermarket. (Verbot)
|to be not allowed to||He is not allowed to have a cat in his apartment. (Verbot)|
|to not allow||Her father does not allow her to have a motorbike. (Verbot)|
|to be not permitted to||They were not permitted to use the toilet during the exam. (Verbot)|
|to be not supposed to||People are not supposed to steal. (Verbot)|