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Using object and stress pronouns in negative commands (L'Impératif)

Look at these negative imperatives:

Tu ne me le donnes pas -  Ne me le donne pas!
You don't give it to me - Don't give it to me!

-> See Conjugate regular verbs in L'Impératif (imperative)

Nous n'en faisons pas. - N'en faisons pas!
We're not making any (of it). - Let's not make any (of it)!

Tu ne la lui écris pas. - Ne la lui écris pas!
You don't write it to her. - Don't write it to her!

Vous n'y allez pas. - N'y allez pas!
You don't go there. - Don't go there!

 

When you use the negative imperative with object pronouns / adverbial pronouns, you keep the same order as in the normal negative sentence. Note that you drop the subject pronoun 'tu/nous/vous'

 

Examples and resources

Nous n'en faisons pas. - N'en faisons pas!
We're not making any (of it). - Let's not make any (of it)!


Tu ne la lui écris pas. - Ne la lui écris pas!
You don't write it to her. - Don't write it to her!


Vous n'y allez pas. - N'y allez pas!
You don't go there. - Don't go there!


Tu ne me le donnes pas -  Ne me le donne pas!
You don't give it to me - Don't give it to me!


Q&A

Clare

Kwiziq community member

31 December 2016

2 replies

Pourquoi on change la fin du verbe pour l'impératif avec "tu"? Tu me la donnES - Ne me la donnE pas

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

3 January 2017

3/01/17

Bonjour Clare !

This has to do with how to conjugate -ER verbs in L'Impératif.
Thanks to you, I've now added a link to the relevant lesson into that lesson:
https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/conjugate-regular-verbs-in-l-imperatif-imperative

I hope that's helpful!
Bonne Année !

Clare

Kwiziq community member

3 January 2017

3/01/17

Merci!
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