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1 L’impératif How to form commands in French- telling or suggesting what people should do

2 First conjugation verbs ending in -er Look at the present tense of the tu, nous and vous forms. Drop the pronoun and the –s of the tu form and voilà, you have the imperative or command forms. Je chante nous chantons (let’s sing) Tu chantes (sing) vous chantez (sing) Il chante ils chantent Aller- va, allons allez but Vas-y (Add s before Y.)

3 Second and third conjugation-ir and –er verbs Just drop the pronoun Je finis nous finissons Je vends nous vendons Tu finis vous finissez tu vends vous vendez Il finit ils finissent il vend ils vendent Finis! Finish!Vends! Sell! Finissons! Let’s finish!Vendons! Let’s sell! Finissez! Finish!Vendez! Sell!

4 Negative commands Ne chante pas! Don’t sing! Ne finissons pas! Let’s not finish! Ne va pas! Don’t go!

5 Reflexive verbs Se laver Affirmative Negative Lave-toi!Ne te lave pas! Lavons-nous! Ne nous lavons pas! Lavez-vous!Ne vous lavez pas!


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