161 - If you want to tell someone to do something, you must...

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Unformatted text preview: If you want to tell someone to do something, you must give a command . Since a command is addressed directly to someone, the understood recipient of the command is “you.” Or, if you are included in the recipient group, it can be “us.” The “you” is almost never stated when an English command is given—as in “take out the trash”—but it is common in Spanish to use the subject pronoun for “you” ( tú, usted, ustedes, vosotros/as ) after the command form of the verb. Since there are four different ways to say “you” in Spanish, there are also four different types of commands, plus one extra form for the affirmative tú (informal) command. The command form of the verb that you use depends on whom you are addressing. In the case of a tú command, different forms are used for affirmative commands and negative commands. There is also a special set of commands for the commands....
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2011 for the course SPAN 101 taught by Professor Oliveros during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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