At a bus stop
Ticket Seller: You’re not waiting here.
Man: Where can I wait?
Ticket Seller: You wait at the bus stop.
Man: Oh, of course. I, I keep forgetting, and then I can go downtown on the bus. .
You wait at the bus stop.
Is this sentence an imperative or a declarative?
It’s just a statement describing a rule. I would say it is the Present Simple Tense.
Thank you so much, Torsten
It is imperative, in my view, because ‘Wait at the bus stop.’ (the normal imperative) means ‘You wait at the bus stop.’
For example, ‘Get out.’ means ‘You get out.’
To me, ‘You may/must/should/can/could wait at the bus stop.’ - this can be a statement or a declarative sentence, Torsten.
I think I agree with @Torsten here that the Ticket Seller is stating a rule.
“A person who wants to catch a bus waits at the bus stop.”
If may/must/should/can/could had been explicitly included, then they certainly would be telling the Man directly what to do.
Thank you so much, Arinker
Thank you so much, Anglophile