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Michael

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7 January 2019

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I am confused in this lesson.We are given the following guideline..."Note that to make a command negative, put ne or n' before the verb in L'Impératif and pas after it."I am confused because I do not see verbs in the examples that are conjugated in L'Impérfait.To me, the examples seem to show verbs conjugated in Le Présent.

Please clear this up for me.Merci.

This question relates to:
French lesson "Forming simple negative commands (L'Impératif)"

Tom

Kwiziq community member

7 January 2019

7/01/19

Hi Michael,

I think you may be confusing l'imparfait which is a (past) tense of a verbe and l'impératif which is a mood (or mode) of a verb indicating an order or interdiction. The other moods are l'infinitif, le subjonctif and le conditionnel.

L'impératif is only conjugated in three persons:

2nd person singular, 1st person plural, 2nd person plural. eg for chanter - to sing:

chante - sing (tu form minus terminal s), chantons - let us sing (nous form), chantez -(vous form)

The other verb group act similarly except that tu form remains unalterd.

Hope this helps

Tom

Michael

Kwiziq community member

7 January 2019

7/01/19

Thank you Tom.

With your help...It's so obvious this morning!

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