Latin/Lesson 1-Imperatives

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Imperatives express direct commands, requests, and prohibitions. For example: run!, don't walk, be carried.

Present active imperatives[edit]

singular[edit]

For the singular imperative, the infinitive of the verb without the -re is used.

infinitive singular imperative
portāre to carry portā carry
respondēre to respond respondē respond
mittere to send mitte send
audīre to listen audī listen

plural[edit]

Plural active imperatives for the 1st, 2nd and 4th conjugation are formed by removing the -re from the end of the verb and adding -te. In the 3rd conjugation, -ere is removed from the infinitive and -ite is added.

infinitive plural imperative
portāre portāte
respondēre respondēte
mittere (3rd conjugation) mittite
audīre audīte