Point of grammar in the sentence - Pense à ce qui te fait du bien et détends-toi.

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Point of grammar in the sentence - Pense à ce qui te fait du bien et détends-toi.

In the above sentence why is it "pense" à but then "détends"-toi. Since it's the tu form, why isn't it "Penses à"

Thanks for your help.

Asked 1 year ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Imperative. 

All -er verbs drop the 's' from the tu present tense conjugation in the imperative mood - hence "pense à'. 

However, -ir and -re verbs maintain the 'normal' present tense conjugation - hence "détends-toi".

Conjugate regular verbs in L'Impératif (imperative)

 

Point of grammar in the sentence - Pense à ce qui te fait du bien et détends-toi.

In the above sentence why is it "pense" à but then "détends"-toi. Since it's the tu form, why isn't it "Penses à"

Thanks for your help.

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