Future active indicative as imperative

MichaelB1Kwiziq community member

Future active indicative as imperative

In Latin and English a future active indicative sometimes acts as an imperative command, like "Thou shalt not steal." I'm curious if there is any parallel to this in French? Thank you!

Asked 5 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Michael,

‘Thou shalt not steal ‘ as one of the ten commandments is -

‘Tu ne commettras pas de vol‘ 

and the future indicative is used too,  it looks as it is the same in French...

Hope this helps 

Future active indicative as imperative

In Latin and English a future active indicative sometimes acts as an imperative command, like "Thou shalt not steal." I'm curious if there is any parallel to this in French? Thank you!

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