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Copy of Copy of Informal Commands
Transcript of Copy of Copy of Informal Commands
Conjugate the verb in the third-person singular (él/ella/Ud.) of the present tense.
You ALWAYS attach pronouns to AFFIRMATIVE commands.
indirect (to/for whom
When attaching a pronoun, an accent is required over the stressed vowel if the original command is more than one syllable (almost all of them are!)
There are eight irregular tú commands.
You could try a
Los mandatos afirmativos
Pronoun placement with Negative tú commands:
¡No me toques!
¡No te duches!
Los mandatos negativos
Wait! ... you remember how to make formal commands, right?
"yo" form [traigo]
chop off the "-o" [traig-]
put the "opposite ending": ar->e, er/ir->a [traiga]
Satan has the pencil weapon!
+ Dracula-style accent
= ¡Sé Ten Haz Di Ven Sal Ve Pon!
Hint: Many irregular tú commands are "-go" verbs without the "-go"!
If a word ends in a vowel, n, or s, the second to last syllable has the stress.
For all other words stress the end unless a written accent changes the trend.
4. Put "no" before
3. Add the opposite
1. Conjugate the verb in the "yo" form.
How to form
negative tú commands
-ar => -es
-er/ir => -as
Place the pronoun directly
before the conjugated verb.
Don't eat (no comer)
There are 4 irregular
Negative tú commands
Estar -> no estés
Dar -> no des
Ir -> no vayas
ser -> no seas
-car, -gar, -zar verbs
c -> qu
This spelling change is only
for NEGATIVE tú commands
Also, you can count backwards from the last syllable:
A/A Affirmative = Attached