Negative Tú Commands Page 122 – Chapter 3 Realidades 3

Negative Tú Commands Page 122 – Chapter 3 Realidades 3
Negative Tú Commands
Page 122 – Chapter 3
Realidades 3
Negative Tú Commands
To form negative tú
commands with regular verbs,
we drop the o of the presenttense yo form and add the
following endings:
Negative Tú Commands
HABLAR
hablo
No hables ahora
habl
es
Negative Tú Commands
COMER
como
No comas eso.
com
as
Negative Tú Commands
ABRIR
abro
abr
No abras esa puerta.
as
Negative Tú Commands
The same rule applies to
verbs whose present tense yo
form ends in –go, -zco, -yo,
and –jo.
Negative Tú Commands
SALIR
No salgas si estás enferma.
Negative Tú Commands
OFRECER
No les ofrezcas comida
basura a tus amigos.
Negative Tú Commands
ESCOGER
No escojas comida con
mucha grasa.
Negative Tú Commands
Notice that -ar verbs take the
ending -es and that -er verbs
take the ending -as.
In stem-changing verbs the
stem change remains.
Negative Tú Commands
No enciendas el horno.
No añadas demasiado sal.
No pongas los camarones en
la sartén todavía.
Negative Tú Commands
Verbs ending in -car, -gar,
and -zar have the following
spelling changes in negative tú
commands in order to
maintain the original sound.
Negative Tú Commands
-car (c…qu)
TOCAR
toco
toqu
No toques el piano.
es
Negative Tú Commands
-gar (g…gu)
LLEGAR
llego
llegu
No llegues tarde.
es
Negative Tú Commands
-zar (z…c)
CRUZAR
cruzo
cruc
No cruces aquí.
es
Negative Tú Commands
Some verbs, such as ir, ser,
dar, and estar have irregular
negative tú command forms.
Negative Tú Commands
Dar
Estar
Ir
Ser
No des
No estés
No vayas
No seas
Negative Tú Commands
Remember that pronouns are
attached to affirmative
commands.
Negative Tú Commands
If the pronoun is added to a
command form that has two or
more syllables, write an accent
mark on the syllable stressed
in the present tense.
Negative Tú Commands
¿Pico las cebollas?
Sí, pícalas.
Negative Tú Commands
With negative commands,
pronouns always go right
before the verb.
Negative Tú Commands
¿Pico los tomates también?
No, no los piques.
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