Presentation on theme: "LIMPÉRATIF. IMPERATIVE is another word for COMMAND. Imperatives tell people to do or not to do things. The imperative starts with the verb. This is similar."— Presentation transcript:
IMPERATIVE is another word for COMMAND. Imperatives tell people to do or not to do things. The imperative starts with the verb. This is similar to English. Arrête! (You) Stop! Mangez votre dîner! (You all) eat your dinner!
There are three persons of the imperative: TU, NOUS, and VOUS. PARLE! (you) Speak! PARLONS! Lets speak! PARLEZ! (You all) speak! These are conjugated like the regular present. BUT, with –ER verbs, the –S regularly on the TU form is dropped.
PRENDS! (You) take! PRENONS! Lets take! PRENEZ! You all take! With non-ER verbs, keep the –S on the TU form. FAIS! FAISONS! FAITES!
To make an imperative in the negative, use NE … PAS. NE BOIS PAS ÇA! Dont drink that! NE JOUONS PAS AU BILLARD! Lets not play pool! NACHETEZ PAS CES JUPES! Dont buy those skirts!
With pronouns in a command, put them after the verb. LEVE-TOI! Get (yourself) up! MANGEONS-LE! Lets eat it!
With pronouns in a negative imperative, leave them before the verb as usual. NE MAPPELLE PAS. Dont call me. NE LA REGARDEZ PAS. Dont look at her.
Mettez à limpératif Faire le devoir! (tu) Manger la pizza! (vous) Aller au supermarché! (vous) Prendre le bus! (nous) Parler le francais! (tu) Ne parler pas langlais! (nous)