Imperative

  • We use it to give orders or instructions.

Affirmative = Verbal Base

Ex: Listen!

  • We can use “Do” to insist.

Ex: Do come in! Entrez je vous prie!

Negative : Do not + verbal base

Ex: Do not worry / Don’t worry. Ne vous inquiétez pas.

  • We use it as an invitation.

Ex : Let us go! Let’s go! Allons-y! (affirmative)

Let’s not forget it! Ne l’oublions pas! (negative)

Exercises:

1- Complete with a verb.
Eat, take off, have, give, sit down 

a. If you are hungry, … a sandwich. 

b. If you are tired, … a rest. 

c. If you are hot, … your jumper 

d. If your feet hurt, …. 

e. If an old lady gets on the train, … her your seat. 

2. Translate in English.

a. Essayons de faire cet exercice.

b. Partez tout de suite.

c. N’oubliez pas votre livre

d. Revenez plus tard, s’il vous plaît.

e. Asseyez-vous je vous prie.

f. Ne faisons pas cette erreur.

Here are some additional exercises :

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

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