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MANDATOS Ill tell you what to do. Mandatos - Commands Commands are used when ordering, or telling someone to do something. This is often referred to as.

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1 MANDATOS Ill tell you what to do

2 Mandatos - Commands Commands are used when ordering, or telling someone to do something. This is often referred to as the "imperative" form of the verb. Commands are used when ordering, or telling someone to do something. This is often referred to as the "imperative" form of the verb. Go to the store! Go to the store! Do your homework! Do your homework! Be quiet! Be quiet!

3 Mandatos In Spanish, commands are called mandatos. In Spanish, commands are called mandatos. Tú commands (telling tú what to do) are the same as the él/ella/usted form in the present tense. Tú commands (telling tú what to do) are the same as the él/ella/usted form in the present tense. Example: Example: –Open the door. –Abre la puerta.

4 Mandatos In a normal sentence: You open the door. In a normal sentence: You open the door. –Tú abres la puerta. In a command: Open the door! In a command: Open the door! –¡Abre la puerta!

5 Mandatos Write the answer! Write the answer! –¡Escribe la respuesta! Eat your food! Eat your food! –¡Come tu comida! Attend class every day! Attend class every day! –¡Asiste clase todos los días!

6 Mandatos y DOPs If you have a command and a DOP, then the DOP goes after the command, not before it like in normal sentences. If you have a command and a DOP, then the DOP goes after the command, not before it like in normal sentences. Regular: You eat the french fries. You eat them. Commands: Eat french fries! Come las papas! Regular: Tú comes las papas fritas. Tú las comes. Commands: ¡Come las papas fritas! ¡Cómelas!

7 Accentos When you add a syllable (such as a DOP) to the end of a word in Spanish, you must write an accent on the word. When you add a syllable (such as a DOP) to the end of a word in Spanish, you must write an accent on the word. ¡Cómelas! Come las papas! If you add one syllable, the accent goes on the third vowel from the end. If you add one syllable, the accent goes on the third vowel from the end.

8 Accentos Where do the accents go on the following words? Where do the accents go on the following words? –¡Come tu comida! –¡Cómela! –¡Usa el libro! –¡Úsalo! –¡Compra los aretes! –¡Cómpralos! –¡Prepara la tarea! –¡Prepárala!


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