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Commands and Requests

Lesson on the imperative mood and other ways of making requests and commands.

Positive vs. Negative Familiar Commands
Different verb forms are used for positive and negative familiar commands in Spanish.

Definition of 'Imperative Mood'

Direct Commands
If you want to tell someone what to do, in Spanish you use the imperative mood. Here is an explanation of how imperative verbs are used.

Making Commands and Requests without Using the Imperative Mood
Although the imperative mood is frequently used to tell or ask people to do something, other verb forms also are used, often because they seem more polite.

How to Request Action by a Group That Includes Yourself
Spanish has at least two ways in which you can make commands or suggestions to a group that includes yourself.

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