The imperative mood is used to tell someone to do something in a direct manner, or simply, a command. For a softer command, the subjunctive is often used. Because Spanish has two ways to address someone directly based on formality (tú and usted) there are two different manners in commanding these people. There are also commands for nosotros ("Let´s...) and impersonal commands (No smoking).
The following categories of commands include both affirmative and negative commands: