Formal Affirmative and Negative Commands
Formal commands are often used when addressing a person you don't know well, a person older than you, or a person to whom you want to show deference or respect (like a boss or teacher).
Singular Formal (Usted) Commands
Plural Formal (Ustedes) Commands
In countries other than Spain, you can also use these commands to address any group of people, regardless of age or social standing. This is because ustedes is used for both the formal and informal plural in Latin America.
Affirmative Formal Commands
All Ud. (usted) and Uds. (ustedes) commands are the same as the Ud. and Uds. present subjunctive forms.
|Infinitive||Ud. Present Subjunctive||Ud. Formal Command||Uds. Present Subjunctive||Uds. Formal Command|
Pronoun Placement in Affirmative Formal Commands
Pronouns are attached to the end of affirmative commands. If the command form of the verb has more than one syllable, a written accent is added when attaching a pronoun.
Negative Formal Commands
Pronoun Placement in Negative Formal Commands
Pronouns come between the negative word (such as no) and the command form in negative formal commands.