Imperatives for Reflexive Verb cepillarse

William

Kwiziq community member

31 January 2018

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Imperatives for Reflexive Verb cepillarse

Is the imperative for 3rd person plural not one word cepíllense ?

This relates to:
Conjugate regular -ar verbs in El Imperativo (affirmative commands) -

Silvia

Kwiziq language super star

31 January 2018

31/01/18

Hola William! Yes, that's right and the imperative form for 3rd person plural of "cepillarse" is "cepíllense". I have just checked the question and the pronoun "se" is already attached to the gap because we are not testing here if students know the reflexive pronouns, only how to conjugate in the imperative form. Hasta pronto! Silvia

William

Kwiziq community member

31 January 2018

31/01/18

Hola Silvia!

I understand the logic but "cepillen se" is not correct, should you not change the question to "Don't brush your teeth ........." which hopefully is " no se cepillen los dientes ......."

William

Silvia

Kwiziq language super star

31 January 2018

31/01/18

Hola de nuevo William! The answer "cepíllense" is correct because the lesson is about the imperative in the affirmative form, therefore we cannot use the negative here. Also, as discussed before, the "se" pronoun is stuck to the imperative form in the affirmative form. Hope this clarifies a bit more your doubt. Gracias! Silvia.

William

Kwiziq community member

31 January 2018

31/01/18

I don't want to be awkward here. I am only trying to be helpful. Perhaps better not to use a reflexive verb here as the answer contradicts the advice given in the following exercise: "Conjugate in El Imperativo with reflexive pronouns (affirmative commands)"

Silvia

Kwiziq language super star

1 February 2018

1/02/18

Hola William! We are adding a little hint to this question saying that the pronoun "se" is already included in the question, and therefore the right answer is "cepíllense" and not "cepíllen se" with a space, in order to make it clearer for students. Silvia.

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