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éteins - "turn off" vs "turn off!"

I was practicing and noticed when you hover over the verb éteins, it says "turn off" and "turn off!". Is there any difference between the two and their usage?

April 26, 2018

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They probably want to distinguish between the present indicative (you are turning it off) and the imperative (turn it off!) My guess is that if it reads "Tu éteins..." then it wants the indicative, but if it reads "éteins..!" then it wants the imperative.

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