Formal Commands - Los Mandatos Formales
heard any expressions lately with the word “VIVA? ¡Viva
Las Vegas! ¡Viva México! ¡Viva la Revolución!
These expressions use the formal command, the one used for Ud.,
or people you are showing respect for by using the formal tense.
It is also used for generic proclamations where you are enthusiastically
telling the world you want something to happen! The tense used
for “you all” also follows a similar pattern. To make
a negative command for these tenses, just add the word “NO”
before it. As you see below the patterns for Uds. or "you
all" are similar, just add an "N" at the end of
the word. For a review of informal commands, click
these examples for Ud. Practice saying them OUT LOUD!
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