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Udand udscommands

  1. 1. Formal and Plural Commands
  2. 2.  Ud. (formal-singular) Commands - If you are addressing someone you don’t know well or an older person. Someone that you don’t address by first name.  Uds. (formal-plural) Commands - If you are addressing the command to more than one person.
  3. 3.  Take the “yo” form from the Present Tense.  Drop the “o” (if no “o” then irregular)  Add the following endings: -ar verbs “e” for ud./”en” for uds. -er/-ir verbs “a” for ud./”an” for uds. Follow these steps:
  4. 4.  ¡Hablen más alto! Speak louder!  ¡Escriba con lápiz! Write with pencil!  ¡Traigan sus libros! Bring your books!  ¡No coma sus mocos! Don’t eat your boogers!
  5. 5.  dar de / den  ir vaya / vayan  saber sepa / sepan  estar esté / estén  ser sea / sean
  6. 6.  -car (c-->qu) saque/saquen busque/busquen  -gar (g-->gu) pague/paguen cargue/carguen  -zar (z-->c) almuerce/almuercen empiece/empiecen
  7. 7.  Affirmative Commands: Attach the pronoun to the end of the command. Tráeme el libro. Bring me the book. Cómprele algo. Buy her/him something. Báñense por favor. Bathe (yourselves) please. Sentémonos aquí. Let’s sit here. An accent mark is placed on the syllable of the verb normally stressed.
  8. 8.  Negative Commands: Place the pronoun separately, before the command. No me traigas el libro. Don’t bring me the book. No le compre nada. Don’t buy her/him anything. No se báñen ahora. Don’t bathe (yourselves) now. No nos sentemos aquí. Let’s not sit here.

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