Why do we say restez and utilisez

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Why do we say restez and utilisez

I know I've covered this at sometime but can't remember why we add ez on words that don't have vous in front of it.  Please remind me.

Asked 4 months ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer
Sue, 

 

In this context, restez and utilisez are in present imperative form in 2nd person, formal or plural. 

As in English, in French neither the subject pronoun nor a stress pronoun is included in a standard imperative, direction or ‘polite’ command.

Conjugate regular verbs in the imperative mood in French (L'Impératif)

 Conjugate regular verbs in the imperative mood in French (L'Impératif)

 Conjugate regular verbs in the imperative mood in French (L'Impératif) 

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Why do we say restez and utilisez

I know I've covered this at sometime but can't remember why we add ez on words that don't have vous in front of it.  Please remind me.

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