In Taylor Swift's song Blank Space, I am wondering if the bolded line below is an imperative phrase or not:

Nice to meet you

Where you been?

I could show you incredible things

Magic, madness, heaven, sin

Saw you there and I thought oh my god

Look at that face, you look like my next mistake

Love's a game, wanna play

New money, suit and tie

I can read you like a magazine

Ain't it funny rumors fly

And I know you heard about me

So hey, let's be friends

I'm dying to see how this one ends

Grab your passport and my hand

I could make the bad guys good for a weekend

So it's gonna be forever

Or it's gonna go down in flames

You can tell me when it's over

If the high was worth the pain

Got a long list of ex-lovers

They'll tell you I'm insane

Cause you know I love the players

And you love the game

  • Yes, grab is an imperative here.
    – Vlammuh
    Aug 7, 2015 at 7:38
  • What else do you think it might be?
    – user20792
    Aug 7, 2015 at 16:04

1 Answer 1


After looking up Imperative Sentences on Grammar Monster to confirm I would conclude that yes, "Grab your passport and my hand" is an imperative sentence.

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