Case of "dépêchez-vous"

AndreaB2Kwiziq community member

Case of "dépêchez-vous"

When this command is negated, it becomes "Ne vous dépêchez pas ! (or ne te dépêche pas). I could not understand the rationale for this structure by reading the current lesson.  I am guessing the reason may be because, nous, vous,  and te are pronouns and so surrounded together with the verb by ne and negative word. Clarification would be greatly appreciated.


Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Andrea, 

This is covered in the following Kwiziq lesson -

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/how-to-form-negative-commands-with-reflexive-verbs-imperatif

Let me know if this helps!

Case of "dépêchez-vous"

When this command is negated, it becomes "Ne vous dépêchez pas ! (or ne te dépêche pas). I could not understand the rationale for this structure by reading the current lesson.  I am guessing the reason may be because, nous, vous,  and te are pronouns and so surrounded together with the verb by ne and negative word. Clarification would be greatly appreciated.


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