2Basics Concepts A command is telling someone to do or not do something. It may include:Expressing an orderRequesting a favorGiving instructions
3Basics Concepts2. Tú and Nosotros commands do not include subjects. Ud. and Uds. commands may include the Ud. Or Uds., but if they are used, they are placed after the command.
4Distinguishing commands from non-commandsPaco is going to the store.Paco, go to the store.Marta has to study her math.Marta, study your math.
5Different Kinds of Commands Tú commandsUsted commandsUstedes commandsNosotros (Let’s) commands
6Steps to follow with commands... Command or not?Tú Ud. Uds. Let’sAffirmative or Negative?Irregular or Regular?8 Irregulars Box 3 Pres. Ind.
7Steps to follow with Tú commands... Determine if it is a command or not.Determine if it is affirmative or negativeIf it is affirmative, is it one of the 8 irregulars?If it is not one of the 8 irregulars, then thecommand form comes from box 3 ofthe pres. indicative.
8Conjugating RegularAffirmative CommandsUse the box 3 form of the presentindicative tense.Hablar- to speak, to talkHablo HablamosHablasHabla Hablan
9Irregular Affirmative Tú Commands Hacer hazPoner ponTener tenIr veSer séVenir venSalir salDecir di
10Placement of Object Pronouns with Statements 1. If it is the object of an conjugated verb, then place it in front of the conj. verb.ie...Me gusta. (I like it.)2. If it is the object of an infinitive, then place attach it to the end of the infinitive.ie...Quiero afeitarme.(I want to shave.)
11Placement of Object Pronouns with Commands 3. If it is the object of an affirmative command, then attach it to the end of the command. ( watch for accents)ie...Cómelo. (Eat it.)4. If it is the object of a negative command, then place it in front of the command.ie...No lo comas. (Don’t eat it.)
15ExamplesOpen your Spanish book.2. Go to the school.3. Listen please.4. Eat all the vegetables.5. Wash yourself now.1. Abre tu libro de español.2. Ve al colegio.3. Escucha, por favor.4. Come todas las legumbres.5. Lávate ahora.
16Questions1. Name one irregular affirmative command.2. What tense are affirmative Tú commands conjugated in?3. How many irregular verbs are there?4. What is the Tú command for... Listen!