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Whimperatives are sentences such as 'Won't you give me a drink?' with the form of a question, but the force of an imperative. S. adduces four sets of data which lead to the conclusion that such sentences are closely related syntactically as well as semantically with true imperatives. Therefore, an imperative sentence is assigned to those sentences in their deep representation.