There are a number of formulas used when Giving Warnings in English. Here are some of the most common:
- Don't push so hard on that toy, or you might / will break it!
- Watch out! Be careful!
- Work hard otherwise you'll fail your exam.
After you study these constructions, take the giving warnings quiz to check your understanding.
More English Functions
Asking for Information
Being Imprecise or Vague
Saying 'No' Nicely
Don't..., or you might / will...
Use the imperative followed by might or will in a statement
Watch out! Be Careful
|Use the imperative|
Work hard, otherwise you'll...
Use the imperative otherwise you will / might plus the base form of the verb to show consequenses