More negative tú commands
I very well may be an idiot, but I looked in the RAE and it only seems to have the positive command conjugations....could someone please tell me the negative "tú" imperative for the verbs "dar" and "seguir".
And would it be "no comiences" for comencar?
Echonile, the "tú" negative commands are formed with the present subjunctive, which you'll find in the RAE page.
"No comiences" is the negative command for "comenzar". The ending "-ces" has an S sound (or Z in the north of Spain), so the infinitive must have the same sound. If you write "comencar", that "-car" will sound like "kar; that's why you need "-zar" -to keep the same sound value.
Hi Cathy, Marianne gave me a chart that has the Ud, Uds, and the Tú commands in negative and positive. Maybe it will help you. Here is the link. link text
With the ezception of irregular verbs, all you have to do is conjugate it to the tú form. Irregulars include: ir- no vayas dar- no di ser- no seas ....
Make sure you do not forgret to put a "no" before the command!