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Imperatives

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As a US English speaker, if I say "You eat an apple.", it's probably an imperative (otherwise I'd say "You are eating an apple.", or something qualified, such as "You eat an apple every day, don't you." So, usually in English, the plain verb stem used with the second person pronoun is imperative. Clearly in Dutch and most other languages on here for that matter, a simple verb stem used that way is usually indicative. What does the imperative look like in Dutch?

4 years ago

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