How do you form negative imperatives?

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In the affirmative imperative form both the indicative and subjunctive moods are used 

(e.g. habla, hablad - indicative)

(e.g. hable, hablen - subjunctive)

When telling someone not to do something in Spanish the subjunctive mood is always used


tú no hables

usted no hable

vosostros no habléis 

ustedes no hablen


tú no comas

usted no coma

vosostros no comáis 

ustedes no coman


tú no abras

usted no abra

vosotros no abráis

ustedes no abran

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