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Spanish/Imperative

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ImperativoEdit

This form gives commands.

To form the imperative mood of verbs, one normally takes the present subjunctive of the verb.

The major exceptions to this rule are the second person singular and plural forms of positive command. To form a positive second person singular command, use the third person singular indicative. To form a positive second person plural command, take the stem of the verb and add:

-ad if the verb is an ar verb.

-id if the verb is an ir verb.

-ed if the verb is an er verb.

Note that when making a negative command, such as "no cantes" (don't sing), the present subjunctive is used.

There are many exceptions to these rules.

  • Imperativo o, "el mandato"