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!



Notice that in affirmative commands, the object pronoun me (e.g. 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

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.
Clever stuff underway!