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When ‘Tu aides moi’ becomes ‘aide-moi’, the ‘s’ in the verb ‘aide’ is lost, as in the other example sentences. Does that mean that in affirmative imperative sentences the verb is conjugated in the ‘il/elle/on’ form? 

Thank you!

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Sara,

It is the rule that in the case of regular verbs ending in ER ( including aller) the final 's' will be dropped in the 'tu' form of the imperative -

Tu m'aides -----> Aide-moi!

Take a look at the following Kwiziq lesson for more information :

https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/conjugate-regular-verbs-in-l-imperatif-imperative

Hope this helps!

Jean-Claude A2Kwiziq community member

Yes 

Jean-Claude A2Kwiziq community member

Forme imperative 

Jean-Claude A2Kwiziq community member

imperative form 

GeoffreyA1Kwiziq community member

Case of -ER verbs

Tu manges ton dessert. Mange ton dessert !
You're eating your dessert. Eat your dessert!

Note that for all verbs ending in -ER (including aller), the -s is dropped at the end of the tu form.
The other forms (nous and vous) are regular.

Here are more -ER examples:

Donne-lui quelque chose !
Give him something!


Donnons une sucette à Paula !
Let's give Paula a lollipop!


Donnez-moi un baiser !
Give me a kiss!


Va au lit !
Go to bed!


Surveille ton frère !
Keep an eye on your brother!


Allons au parc !
Let's go to the park!

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When ‘Tu aides moi’ becomes ‘aide-moi’, the ‘s’ in the verb ‘aide’ is lost, as in the other example sentences. Does that mean that in affirmative imperative sentences the verb is conjugated in the ‘il/elle/on’ form? 

Thank you!

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