Please explain the imperative mood in Latin. Please provide a detailed tutorial.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 21, 2019, 6:35 pm ad1c9bdddf
The imperative mood is generally the second mood introduced to students of Latin, after the indicative, which is what most conversation & dialogue is in. The imperative mood or command form, requires an understanding of the second principle part of a verb (the infinitive) in order to form it, in both positive & negative, singular & plural.
In order to make a verb imperative (examples: Get up! Sit down! Don't get up! Don't sit down!), you will first need to isolate the second principle part of a verb. NOTE: For the purposes of this lesson, we are not discussing irregular verbs, just regular ones. For every verb, if you look in the glossary of a textbook or in a Latin dictionary, you will see 4 principle parts (or 3 if the verb is defective). They are always listed in order: 1) present indicative (I __); 2) infinitive (to ___); 3) perfect (I ___ed); 4) perfect passive ...
This solution provides a detailed tutorial that explains how to form the imperative mood with Latin verbs. It includes a guide to Latin verb conjugation.