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Mode impératif

French Imperative Mood

The French imperative mood, le mode impératif, is the mode of speech used when speakers are giving instructions or commands.

For example,

Allez ! - Go!

There are two tenses within le mode impératif:

  1. Impératif Présent
  2. Impératif Passé

The present imperative is far more common, so when people talk about the imperative that's usually what they mean.

Related lesson: Tense / Mood