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The imperative

The word `imperative' means `an order' (the Latin
for `I order' is impero)
Galatea gave many orders in the previous stories,
e.g.
`emove illos iuvenes' Move those young men
away!
`iuvenes! cedite!' Young men! Give way!
1. To form an order, start with the infinitive.
2. Take off…

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`noli currere' Don't run! (sing.)
`nolite currere' Don't run! (pl.)
Notice that these are the imperative forms of the
verb `nolo', so `noli currere' literally means `be
unwilling to run'.

Further examples:
date mihi pecuniam!
nolite Romanos interficere!
me adiuva!
noli me punire!

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