Commands - the pronoun you are dropping, as shown in Table...

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Commands The command form is also known as the imperative. “You” is the understood subject of a command  and is, therefore, omitted as it is in English. (  Tu  and  vous  are the two ways to say “you” in French.)  Use  tu,  the familiar command, when speaking to one friend or family member. Use  vous,  the polite  command, when speaking formally or when directing the command to more than one person, no  matter what their relationship to you.  Forming commands To form a command, simply drop the subject pronoun and use the proper verb form that would match 
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Unformatted text preview: the pronoun you are dropping, as shown in Table 1 . TABLE 1 Regular Verb Commands Familiar (Tu) Formal (Vous) Suggestion (Nous) danse (dance) dansez (dance) dansons (let's dance) finis (finish) finissez (finish) finissons (let's finish) attends (wait) attendez (wait) attendons (let's wait) • Regarde cette vue! (Look at that view!) • Choisis ton dessert! (Choose your dessert!) • Descendez du bus! (Get off the bus!)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course FR 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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