Pueblos y ciudades Formal commands Preview Formal commands

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Pueblos y ciudades Formal commands Preview • Formal commands • Spelling changes • Plural

Pueblos y ciudades Formal commands Preview • Formal commands • Spelling changes • Plural forms of commands Gramática 2

Pueblos y ciudades Gramática 2 Formal commands • To tell someone you address as

Pueblos y ciudades Gramática 2 Formal commands • To tell someone you address as usted to do something, use formal commands. • To form them, replace the final -o of the yo form with -e for -ar verbs and -a for -er and -ir verbs. comprar: yo compro comer: yo como abrir: yo abro compre (buy) no compre (don’t buy) coma (eat) abra (open) no coma (don’t eat) no abra (don’t open) Abra la ventana, por favor. Open the window, please.

Pueblos y ciudades Gramática 2 Spelling changes • Verbs ending in -car, -gar, -zar,

Pueblos y ciudades Gramática 2 Spelling changes • Verbs ending in -car, -gar, -zar, -ger, and -guir have spelling changes in their formal command forms. sacar: saque (take out) no saque (don’t take out) llegar: llegue (arrive) no llegue (don’t arrive) organizar: organice (organize) no organice (don’t organize) recoger: recoja (pick up) no recoja (don’t pick up) seguir (i): siga (keep going) no siga (don’t keep going) No llegue tarde. Don’t arrive late.

Pueblos y ciudades Gramática 2 Plural forms of commands • To tell two or

Pueblos y ciudades Gramática 2 Plural forms of commands • To tell two or more people to do or not to do something, add -n to the formal command form. Muchachos, abran la ventana, por favor. Ramón y Alfredo, no vean tanta televisión.