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French Imperative

 

The imperative is used in French the same way it is used in English, to give an order, offer an advice, request something ... Note that the imperative in French doesnít use subject pronouns (je, tu, il Ö.) and if itís necessary to use them they would be used after the verb and not after, also note that there are only three forms in the imperative (tu/ you, nous/ we, and vous/ you guys or you polite), which makes it easy for you to master.

 

Ouvre la fenÍtre: Open the window! (familiar)

Ouvrons la fenÍtre: letís open the window

Ouvrez la fenÍtre! Open the window! (polite)

 

Allons y! Letís go!

 

The good news is that to conjugate the imperative of verbs ending in (-ir) and (-er) you simply need to use the indicative present conjugation.

While the imperative of (-er) verbs are conjugated the same as the indicative present, but the final s of the tu form should be omitted.

Tu regardes/ you look. becomes : Regarde! Look!

The only irregular forms in the imperative are the verbs (avoir/to have, Ítre/ to be, savoir/ to know, vouloir/ to want to)

 

French Imperative

Second person singular

aie

sois

sache

veuille

First person plural

ayons

soyons

sachons††††

veuillons

Second person plural/

or polite form

ayez

soyez

sachez

veuillez

 

And finally to make a negative command, simply place (ne) or (ní before a vowel) in front of the verb and the appropriate negative adverb (pas, plusÖ after the verb:

 

ouvre pas la fenÍtre: donít open the window! (familiar)

ouvrons pas la fenÍtre: letís not open the window

ouvrez pas la fenÍtre! donít Open the window! (polite)

 

 

 

 

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