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  1. Tú commands Informal commands

  2. In English • Command forms are the same as the infinitive, but without to • We simply add don’t to make them negative. Be polite Don’t be rude Recycle Don’t throw trash in the street.

  3. In Spanish • The tú command has an affirmative form and a negative form • To tell someone to do or not to do something, use command forms.

  4. Here’s how • Regular affirmative tú commands are the same as the él/ella/usted form in the present tense. • Present tense: Juan recoge y reciclalaslatas. • Juan collects and recycles the cans • Affirmative tú command: Juan, recoge y reciclalaslatas, por favor • Juan, collect and recycle the cans, please.

  5. Some examples/fill in the blank Infinitive affirmative tú command Hablarhabla Comer come Escribir escribe Solicitar _________________ Cumplir ________________ Delegar ________________

  6. Irregular affirmative tú commands • The following verbs are irregular in the affirmative tú command form

  7. Fill in the blanks • Infinitive affirmative tú command • To do ____________ • To be ____________ • To have _____________ • To tell/say _____________ • To go ____________

  8. Negative tú commands • To form negative tú commands, change the yo form of the present tense of the verb -ar verbs: -o changes to –es -er, ir verbs: -o changes to –as Gastar- no gasteshablar-no hables Comer- no comas escribir-no escribas

  9. Examples of negative tú commands • YohabloinglésenclaseI speak English in class • No hablesingésenclaseDon’t speak English in class • Yocomomuchosdulces. I eat a lot of candy. • No comastantosdulces. Don’t eat so much candy.

  10. Irregular negative tú commands • The following verbs are irregular in the negative tú command form. • Dar-no des • Ir-no vayas • Estar-no estés • Ser-no seas

  11. Fill in the blanks on this chart