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Informal Commands (Tu) and Direct Object Pronouns

Informal Commands (Tu) and Direct Object Pronouns

Author: Melissa Schenck

*Scroll all the way down to the bottom to answer the questions. You will be able to form informal commands in both affirmative and negative forms.  You will also be able to use direct object pronouns with and without commands. 

Informal commands are the ones that we use with the people close to us in our everyday lives. Negative and affirmative commands are formed differently, so watch out! Also, watch where pronouns are placed.

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Affirmative Tu Commands


This is what should be a review from what you learned about informal (TU) commands either earlier this year or last year. They are for use with people you are close to (family or friends) or people who are young or younger than you.

They do not mention boot verbs, but don't forget that the spelling change DOES happen too!

Source: SrtaVictoriaWilliams

Negative commands (with object pronoun placement)

BE SURE TO TAKE NOTES. This video describes how to form negative informal commands. It lists the weird irregulars as well as the CAR GAR ZAR spelling change commands. It does not mention boot verbs, but they still have their boot change.

It also talks about object pronoun placement, which are words like "it" "them" "me" "to him" "for us" "myself" etc. that we have seen or worked with.

Source: Deb Dargay - YouTube

Direct Object Pronouns Review - watch BEFORE looking over commands with pronouns

Using your DOP packet, take some notes on the DOP examples used in the video. Not certain why it is blurry at the beginning, but the quality gets better later.

This is a video to help you review/learn the direct object pronouns in Spanish and when/where to use them. Last year you may have only used "lo/la" (it/him/her/you formal) and "los/las" (them/you all), so the other forms may be new to you.

Source: Jessica Koehn

Commands with pronouns

PRINT THIS OUT (let me know by email if you can't).

This PDF is about how to use commands with pronouns. These include direct object pronouns (lo/la/los/las etc.) as well as reflexive pronouns (me, te, se, etc.) Hopefully the majority of this is review.


Informal Commands and Direct Object Pronouns HOMEWORK FORM

This is the form for the "Informal (tu) commands and direct object pronouns" tutorial. Please take notes in addition to watching the tutorials (I would suggest doing that THEN filling this out).

Source: melissa schenck/google drive