The imperative form is used to command someone to do something , or to make a suggestion about what to do if you are part of the group: Close the door! Let’s play soccer! In French this form consists of the verb ending either in –e-, -ez, or –ons, depending upon who you are addressing. This form is NEVER preceded by a subject pronoun. (je,tu,il,elle,nous,vous)
For example let’s take the verb regarder (to look at) I can say “Je regarde la télévision” which means “I am watching television”. If I want this to be a command and I am telling one person I would say “Regarde la télévision” **notice that for –er verbs in the tu form the final –s- is dropped************ I could also command a group of people to watch TV by changing the ending to –ez: Regardez la télévision! Or I could suggest that we all watch TV: Regardons la télevision!
Now lets see if we can form the following commands in French:English FrenchLet’s eat lunch DéjeunonsStudy (all of you) EtudiezListen to the teacher(you fam.) Ecoute le prof
Come up with 3 original command which the class will perform: One is the tu form to be addressed to and individual. One in the nous form which everyone will do. One in the vous form which more than one person will do(but not including yourself).
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