Why does the second person (tu) lose the 's' in the imperative? Tu t'en vas? / Va-t'en!

Why does the second person (tu) lose the 's' in the imperative? Tu t'en vas? / Va-t'en!

This question relates to:French lesson "S'en aller = To leave"
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AurélieKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Merle ! This is the rule applying to all -ER verbs in L'Impératif in French: in the "tu" form, they lose the -s, unless they're followed by "- y" or "- en". "Aller" though irregular -ER, still abides by this rule. Have a look at the related lesson: Conjugate regular verbs in L'Impératif (imperative) I hope that's helpful! À bientôt !

Why does the second person (tu) lose the 's' in the imperative? Tu t'en vas? / Va-t'en!

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