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Affirmative/ Affirmative/ Negative Tú Negative Tú Commands Commands

Affirmative/Negative Tú Commands. Rules When you tell friends, family, or young people to do something, you use an affirmative tú command. To give the.

Jan 25, 2016



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  • Affirmative/Negative T Commands

  • RulesWhen you tell friends, family, or young people to do something, you use an affirmative t command.To give the commands, you use the (3rd) l, ella, Ud. present tense form of the infinitive.Hablar HablaEscribir Escribe Correr Corre

  • Some verbs have irregular t commands.To form many of these commands, take the yo form of the present tense and drop the go

  • InfinitiveYo formCommand formPonerTenerDecirSalirVenirPongoTengoDigoSalgoVengoPonTenDiSalVen

  • Hacer, ser, and ir have irregular t command forms that must be memorizedhacer hazser sir ve

  • Ven-Di-Sal-Haz-Ten-Ve-Pon-S

  • Pronouns and Affirmative Commands

    When a pronoun is added to a command of two or more syllables, a written accent mark is needed over second to last vowelIf you use a indirect/direct object or reflexive pronoun with an affirmative command, attach the pronoun to the end. Ej: Dime (tell me)AydameHblameDespirtate Levntate

  • Prctica con los mandatos afirmativosComer EstudiarEscribirIrVerSerDormirPensar Volver Levantarse Despertarse Acostarse


  • Polite commands

    The expression favor de followed by an infinitive is used to give polite commands.Favor de venir aqu (ac).Favor de no hablar.Favor de volver pronto.

  • Whenever a pronoun (d.o.p., i.o.p. or reflexive pronoun) is used with the infinitive, the pronoun is attached to the end of the infinitive.

    Favor de ayudarme.Favor de traerme el men.Favor de darme el libro.Favor de levantarte (to a friend).Favor de levantarse (to an adult or group of friends).

  • Negative T Commands

    Rules to formTo tell someone what NOT to do use a negative command

    1. Put verb in the present tense yo form2. Drop the o3. Add es for ar verbs or as for er/-ir verbs4. Put a no in the frontThe endings are opposite

  • Ejemplos

    Hablar To talk/speak1. Hablo2. Habl-3. Hables4. No hables (Do not speak)

    Decir To tell/sayDigoDig-DigasNo digas (Do not tell)

  • IrregularsDar No desEstar No estsIr No vayasSer No seas

  • Pronouns and Negative Commands

    With negative commands, the direct/object or reflexive pronoun always go right before the verb. No me digas No te sientes

  • Prctica con los mandatos negativosComer EstudiarEscribirIrVerSerDormirPensar Volver Levantarse Despertarse Acostarse

    No comasNo estudiesNo escribasNo vayasNo veasNo seasNo duermasNo piensesNo vuelvasNo te levantesNo te despiertesNo te acuestes