The imperative of irregular -orre verbs

The verbs porre (to put), esporre (to exhibit, to present) and proporre (to propose, to suggest) are irregular in the imperative and are conjugated as follows:

(tu) poni
(lei) ponga
(noi) poniamo
(voi) ponete
(loro) pongano
(tu) esponi
(lei) esponga
(noi) esponiamo
(voi) esponete
(loro) espongano
(tu) proponi
(lei) proponga
(noi) proponiamo
(voi) proponete
(loro) propongano

Poni rimedio al tuo errore!

Rectify your mistake! (literally: “Put remedy to your mistake!”)

Esponete il saggio con più chiarezza!

Present the paper more clearly!

Proponiamo un aperitivo ai nostri amici!

Let's suggest an aperitif to our friends!

Other verbs that follow the same pattern include anteporre (to prioritize) anteporre, imperativo presente, disporre (to arrange) disporre, imperativo presente, opporre (to oppose) opporre, imperativo presente, comporre (to compose, to make up) comporre, imperativo presente and decomporre (to decompose) decomporre, imperativo presente.

Anteponete la data dell'esame!

Prioritize the date of the exam!

Componi il brano per il saggio di musica!

Compose the song for the music recital!

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