Me becomes moi in affirmative commands (L'Impératif)

Look at these sentences with me change when turned into affirmative imperatives: 

Tu me montres les éléphants, s'il-te-plaît.
- Papa, montre-moi les éléphants!

You show me the elephants, please.
- Daddy, show me the elephants!

Tu me donnes les fleurs?
-Non.
-Donne-moi les fleurs!

You're giving me the flowers?
-No.
-Give me the flowers!

Tu m'aides avec mes devoirs?
-Non.
-Allez, aide-moi avec mes devoirs!

Are you helping me with my homework?
-No.
-Come on, help me with my homework!

In affirmative commands, the object pronoun me (as in: Give me that!) follow this pattern:

1- The pronoun me become stress pronoun moi

2- They are placed after the verb with a hyphen in between.

 

See also Le, la, les vs lui, leur in affirmative commands (L'Impératif)

and Conjugate regular verbs in L'Impératif (imperative) 

Examples and resources

Tu me montres les éléphants, s'il-te-plaît.
- Papa, montre-moi les éléphants!

You show me the elephants, please.
- Daddy, show me the elephants!


Tu m'aides avec mes devoirs?
-Non.
-Allez, aide-moi avec mes devoirs!

Are you helping me with my homework?
-No.
-Come on, help me with my homework!


Tu me donnes les fleurs?
-Non.
-Donne-moi les fleurs!

You're giving me the flowers?
-No.
-Give me the flowers!


Q&A

G

Kwiziq community member

28 November 2018

1 reply

In the green grammar box above,

the way the explanation is written suggests you are talking about more than one pronoun – not just ‘me-moi’.  Are there others?

 

i.e. 2- THEY are placed after the verb………

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

28 November 2018

28/11/18

HI G,

Yes,  there are other pronouns, the following lesson will explore them -

https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/when-to-use-le-la-les-versus-lui-leur-in-affirmative-commands-imperatif

But in the example,  "Donne-moi ça!" ( Give that to me !) it could be 

Donne-lui Give him

Donne-nous = Give us

Donne-leur Give them

Hope this helps!

Lily

Kwiziq community member

2 August 2017

2 replies

Example: Allez, aide-moi

This example from the top of the page confuses me. Why is Allez conjugated in vous form and Aide is in tu form?

Ron

Kwiziq community member

3 August 2017

3/08/17

Bonjour Lily, I think that may be a typo. Tu m'aides avec mes devoirs?-Non.-Allez, aide-moi avec mes devoirs! Are you helping me with my homework?-No.-Come on, help me with my homework!

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

5 August 2017

5/08/17

Bonjour Lily, Allez isn't really a conjugated verb there, it's a filler that means "come on." Allez, aide-moi ! Allez, on va partir.
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