When ‘Tu aides moi’ becomes ‘aide-moi’, the ‘s’ in the verb ‘aide’ is lost, as in the other example sentences. Does that mean that in affirmative imperative sentences the verb is conjugated in the ‘il/elle/on’ form?
It is the rule that in the case of regular verbs ending in ER ( including aller) the final 's' will be dropped in the 'tu' form of the imperative -
Tu m'aides -----> Aide-moi!
Take a look at the following Kwiziq lesson for more information :
Hope this helps!
Case of -ER verbs
Tu manges ton dessert. Mange ton dessert !You're eating your dessert. Eat your dessert!
Note that for all verbs ending in -ER (including aller), the -s is dropped at the end of the tu form.The other forms (nous and vous) are regular.
Here are more -ER examples:
Donne-lui quelque chose !Give him something!
Donnons une sucette à Paula !Let's give Paula a lollipop!
Donnez-moi un baiser !Give me a kiss!
Va au lit !Go to bed!
Surveille ton frère !Keep an eye on your brother!
Allons au parc !Let's go to the park!
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