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Kwiziq community member
17 March 2019
Use of the infinitive for the imperative
Bonjour à tous et à toutes,
Is the infinitive still used for commands, and if so when ?
I mostly see the vous form of the indicative for commands.
Kwiziq language super star
24 March 2019
It depends what you are trying to say.
For general advice or in a set of instructions ( which apply to everyone) you will use the infinitive -
Ne pas oublier de se laver les mains en sortant des toilettes = Dont forget to wash your hands after you’ve been to the toilet
Ne pas se pencher par la fenêtre = Do not lean out of the window
Prendre le billet au guichet svp = Take your ticket at the counter please
But if you are making a direct command to someone it will be the imperative.
Hope this helps!
1 April 2019
Merci, c'est clair maintenant !
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