- Skype teachers
- Free trial lesson
- Flexible appointments
The imperative phrase (French: la phrase impérative) is also called injonctive phrase (La phrase injonctive) and expresses an order, an advice, or a prohibition. It can end with a point (.) Or an exclamation point (!).
Even if they are the same, they have a little particularities:
The injonctive phrase is used to express the same thing but can be a nominal phrase and uses other tenses than the imperative:
You can use those verbs: interdire que, exiger que, souhaiter que... conjugated or as an introduction to the subjunctive.
|Use of injonctive||Examples||Translation|
|Nominal phrase||Dehors !||(Get out !)|
|Present||Je t'interdis de partir.||(Don't you dare to leave !)|
|Future||Vous ne ferez plus vos devoirs après le dîner.||(You will do no more homework after dinner)|
|Infinitive||Interdiction de fumer ici !||(It is prohibited to smoke here !)|
|Subjunctive||J'exige que tu le fasses||(I want you to do it)|
|Imperative||Va voir le médecin.||(Go to the doctor)|
The imperative sentence only uses the imperative tense. Therefore an exclamation point.
|Examples of imperative||Translations|
|Fais tes devoirs !||(Do your homework !)|
|Rangez vos affaires avant de sortir !||(Arrange your stuff before leaving !)|
|Tais-toi et mange !||(Shut up and eat !)|
The exclamative phrases can take forms but usually the affirmative form and the negative form.
|Affirmative||Prépare le repas||(Prepare the lunch)|
|Negative||Ne prépare pas le repas||(Don't prepare the lunch)|
4.5/5 from 3 reviews
My name is Christina and I provide fun German and French language lesson for children and adult beginners or intermediate who want to... strengthen their language skills, improve the grammar knowledge, enrich the vocabulary and get into the German culture! I can teach in English or French!I had experince in teaching German, English and French to foreign people so I do have a lot of useful learning material I can provide you to make it easier! Read more
Hello,I would love to help you improve your knowledge of English.I adapt the lessons following your wishes : are you a beginner and need to get... some basic knowledge with grammar and easy texts or do you want to improve your conversation skills. I can help you either way.Looking forward to meeting you ! Read more
I’m French, currently living in the Netherlands.I lived in Paris for almost twenty years, and I know very well my country (and of course... my language, French, my mother tongue). I taught French for two years in Spain, conversation class about culture essentially.In Paris, I was Spanish teacher, I have the Agregation degree which is the highest degree for teaching in France, I'm bilingual. I've participated too in several editorial projects about Spanish teaching and DELE preparation. I have a Spanish Studies Master and I'm currently doing a research about the Spanish and Sefardi Judaism. I have a French as foreign language and a Religious Studies Masters too. I enjoy sharing what I know. I’m a very eclectic person and curious about everything. To give you an idea, my interest (and sometimes hobbies) are: philosophy, spirituality and religions in general, meditation, psychology and psychoanalysis, history, geography, literature, writing (in particular creative writing, and I’m used to write everyday), art (painting, photography), sciences (vulgarisation level) and cultural matters in general. I travel a lot (as a backpacker), sometimes by foot, and the places I know well are France, the Netherlands, Italy and Serbia.One of my qualities is my capacity of adaptation, I enjoy preparing documents to help the student to acquire autonomy, but I love speaking too, and it’s the best way to learn a language.I'm waiting for your message, please when contact me, explain quickly who you are, why you want to study French and what you are looking for exactly.See you soon. Read more