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Imperative verbs

As we know when we want to make a verb imperative we add s or z at the end of it, but in this case I do not see this rule :

"Mère-grand est malade", dit-elle. "Apporte-lui ce panier de gâteaux, mais sois très prudente! Reste sur le chemin a travers la forêt et ne t'arrête pas! Si tu marches rapidement, il ne t'arrivera aucun mal."

Why the writer did not add z or s at the end of the defined verbs?

June 23, 2017

3 Comments


[deactivated user]

    I don't get the point of your question. To make a verb imperative, it is needed to delete the "s" at the end of the first group verbs. This rule doesn't apply if the words "en" or "y" appear. For instance :

    "Tu prends le cageot de fruits." - "Prends le cageot de fruits !" (Take the fruits crate.)

    "Tu vas dans la sylve." - "Va dans la sylve !" - "Vas-y !" (Go to the rainforest/Go to it)

    "Tu manges des baies." - "Mange des baies !" - "Manges-en !" (Eat berries/Eat them)

    And there are irregular verbs : avoir - aie, ayons, ayez

    être - sois, soyons, soyez

    savoir - sache, sachons, sachez

    vouloir - veuille, voulons, veuillez (even though this verb is rarely conjugated with this mood)

    June 23, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Sofia_Williams

    Thanks. but which verbs end "y" and "en"?

    June 23, 2017

    [deactivated user]

      Any verb that you can use with "y" or "en"... "y" and "end" are just pronouns that replaces objects and not verbs so it can be any verb.

      https://www.frenchtoday.com/blog/how-to-use-the-pronoun-y-in-french

      https://www.frenchtoday.com/blog/how-to-use-the-pronoun-en-in-french

      June 23, 2017
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