Use of less familiar form vous in imperative “warning”?

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Use of less familiar form vous in imperative “warning”?

Leave my sister alone! 

Would Laissez-la! Carry a greater sense of gravity than Laisse-la! ?  

Asked 10 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

It depends entirely on the scene you're imagining. The familiar form (laisse-la) used with a stranger adds the element of menacing rudeness to the imperative.

Use of less familiar form vous in imperative “warning”?

Leave my sister alone! 

Would Laissez-la! Carry a greater sense of gravity than Laisse-la! ?  

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