Russian imperative

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jebrown
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Russian imperative
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2011-01-08 15:12:16
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Rules forming Russian imperative
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Russian imperative, how to form it
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  1. What are the possible singular endings for the Russian imperative?
    -и, -ь, -й
  2. Where does the stress in the Russian imperative come?
    On the same syllable as the stress in the "я" form of the verb.
  3. What is the stem for the Russian imperative?
    The same stem as for the "они" form of the verb. Example: бегут, the imperative stem = бег-
  4. When do you add -и to the imperative stem to form the singular imperative?
    When the imperative stem ends in two consonants or when it ends in one consonant and the verb has end stress in the "я" form.
  5. When do you add -ь to the imperative stem to form the singular imperative?
    When the imperative stem ends in one consonant and the "я" form of the verb is not stressed.
  6. When you you add -й to the imperative stem to form the singular imperative?
    When the imperative stem ends in a vowel.
  7. What is the ending that you add to the singular imperative to form the plural imperative?
    -те
  8. What are the singular and plural imperatives of любить (to love)?
    • люби'
    • люби'те
    • (люблю', лю'бят)
  9. What are the singular and plural imperatives of готовить (to cook, to prepare)?
    • гото'вь
    • гото'вьте
    • (гото'влю, гото'вят)
  10. What are the singular and plural imperatives of читать (to read)?
    • чита'й
    • чита'йте
    • (чита'ю, чита'ют)
  11. What are the singular and plural imperatives of начать (to begin)?
    • начни'
    • начни'те
    • (начну', начну'т)

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