In Aloni, M., Franke, M., & Roelofsen, F., editors, The dynamic, inquisitive, and visionary life of φ, ?φ, and ◊φ: a festschrift for Jeroen Groenendijk, Martin Stokhof, and Frank Veltman, pages 1-17. ILLC Publications, 2013. Paper abstract bibtex
Since Ross's observation that the instruction ``Post this letter'' does not entail ``Post this letter or burn it'', imperatives have constituted a challenge for the logician. Building on ideas from inquisitive semantics, we propose an account in which imperatives are regarded as partial specifications of a set of options. We show that this account avoids Ross's paradox and gives rise to a sensible notion of imperative entailment.