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 The imperative:  To give a command or to make a request  Is formed by using the ‘tu’, ‘nous’, or ‘vous’ form of the present tense  Positive & negative.

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2  The imperative:  To give a command or to make a request  Is formed by using the ‘tu’, ‘nous’, or ‘vous’ form of the present tense  Positive & negative command  Finis tes devoirs. Ne perds pas ton temps  Attendez un moment. Ne partez pas  Rentrons maintenant. Ne passons plus de temps ici.

3  The final –s is dropped for  ‘tu’ form of regular –er verbs  ‘tu’ form of ‘aller’ & of –ir verbs conjugated like –er verbs, such as ‘ouvrir’ and ‘souffrir’.  Telephone a tes parents deja. N’oublie pas.  On sonne. Va! Ouvre la porte!  But: Vas-y!

4  Some verbs have irregular imperative forms. The three most common are ‘être’, ‘avoir’, and ‘savoir’. êtreavoirsavoir Sois! Soyons! Soyez! Aie! Ayons! Ayez! Sache! Sachons! Sachez!


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