The imperative of the verbs poner (to put) and tener (to have)

Reminder: the imperative is used to formulate orders, instructions, advice and direct requests.

Hable más despacio, por favor hablar, imperativo presente.

Speak more slowly, please.

The verbs  poner (to put) and tener (to have) are irregular in this tense, and conjugated thus:

Poner en
(tú) pon
(usted) ponga
(nosotros/as) pongamos
(vosotros/as) poned
(ustedes) pongan
Tener en
(tú) ten
(usted) tenga
(nosotros/as) tengamos
(vosotros/as) tened
(ustedes) tengan

Pon los platos sobre la mesa.

Put the plates on the table.

Tenga paciencia, por favor.

Please be patient (literally “Have patience, please”).

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