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

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


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!


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://kwiziq.learnfrenchwithalexa.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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