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

Merle

Kwiziq community member

6 December 2016

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

This relates to:
S'en aller = To leave -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

6 December 2016

6/12/16

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: https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/conjugate-regular-verbs-in-l-imperatif-imperative I hope that's helpful! À bientôt !

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