Forms of -IR and -Re verbs
The imparative forms of IR and RE verbs are teh same as the present tense forms
Tu finis = finis!
Nous finissons = Finissons!
Tu réponds = Réponds!
Nous répondons = Répondons!
The tu form of a command when followed by a pronoun that begins with a vowel
Do not drop the -s from the tu form of a command when it is followed by a pronoun that begins with a vowel.
Vas-y! (Go [there])
Manges-en! (East some!)
Although aller is irregular, like other ER verbs, it has no -s on the tu command form.
Va au marché! (Go to the market!)
In negative commands, place ne... pas around the verb
Ne sois pas nerveux! (Don't be nervous)
N'oubliez pas notre rendez-vous ) Don't forget our date!
Negative Affirmative Commands:
In negative commands, pronouns are placed in front of the verb with no hyphen
Ne me les donnez pas! (Don't give them to me!)
Ne te lève pas (Don't get up!)
In Affirmative Commands:
objective pronouns, and reflexive pronouns
In affirmative commands, object pronouns, and reflexive pronous follow the verb and are joined by a hyphen.
Donnez-les-moi! (Give them to me!)
Lève-toi! (Get up!)
When is it used?
to give a command or make a suggestion
- ER verbs
Form the tu command of -ER verbs by dropping the -s from the present tense forms
Tu danses = Danse!
Nous dansons = Dansons!
Vous dansez = Dansez!
Forms of être, avoir, and savoir (irregular)
Avoir = aie, ayons, ayez
Être = sois, soyons, soyez
Savoir = sache, sachons, sachez
Sois sage! (Be good)
Ayons de la patience! (Let's have patience)
Sachez que nous fermons. (Be advised we are closing)