How to form the imperative of YOU and YOU
We continue with the imperative again , this time we want to present you and you forms , which indicate formality and / or courtesy.
First, we will remember the uses that we advance in the previous post . Remember that this is a widely used mode in Spanish . Let’s see what it is for by reviewing the forms you and you :
1) Give orders
Listen to the dialogue and complete the exercises .
2) Give instructions
On the second street, pass the traffic light and then turn right .
3) Give advice and recommendations
Live and enjoy your life, you only have one .
4) Grant permission
Close the window if you are cold .
5) Make an invitation
Come to my house for dinner .
6) Offer something
Take, take a gum .
The imperative has its own forms only in the second person of the plural and the singular ( you , you ); in the rest of the people it coincides with the subjunctive mode. Look at the following examples with the form you :
Now look at the chart below to see how imperative form for you :
Note that the form I of the present indicative is taken as the basis . You must also learn that there are some verbs with irregularities:
Now let’s see how you are formed, you will see that you just have to add one -n:
The verbs with irregularities in you (make, leave, put, go, come, etc.) are the same as in the form you .
We also want to clarify that in public posters it is possible to replace the imperative with the infinitive . Observe:
(via Twitter Civil Guard )
Finally, let’s see what happens with pronouns in the formal imperative. As we saw in the forms of you and you , in the affirmative imperative the pronouns are placed behind the verb forming a single word:
We leave to conclude more examples of the formal imperative of you . You can practice yourself changing the way you. .. you know, you just have to remove the -n ?.
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