commands - Commands are used when ordering, or telling...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Commands are used when ordering, or telling someone to do something. This is often referred to as the "imperative" form of the verb. Spanish has both formal and an informal commands. The formal commands (both affirmative and negative) use the present subjunctive verb form: hablar hable Ud. no hablen Uds. comer no coma Ud. coman Uds. decir diga Ud. no digan Uds. As with the present subjunctive, the following verbs are irregular: (dar) dé, den (estar) esté, estén (ir) vaya, vayan (ser) sea, sean (saber) sepa, sepan The affirmative informal (tú) commands use the present indicative Ud. form: Cuenta tus beneficios. Count your blessings. Habla más lentamente. Speak more slowly. The negative informal (tú) commands use the present subjunctive.
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
No cuentes tus beneficios. Don't count your blessings. No hables más lentamente. Don't speak more slowly. The following eight verbs have irregular familiar commands in the affirmative: decir - di salir - sal hacer - haz ser - sé ir - ve tener - ten
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 3

commands - Commands are used when ordering, or telling...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online