The imperative of sein and haben

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The imperative of sein and haben

Reminder: The imperative is used for direct commands and requests. It can be used for du (singular, informal "you"), wir (we), ihr (plural, informal "you") or Sie (formal "you").

Bitte haben Sie Geduld!

Please have patience!

Sei morgen pünktlich!

Be on time tomorrow!

The imperative of the verbs sein (to be) and haben (to have) is formed like this:

sein

(du) Sei!
(wir) Seien wir!
(ihr) Seid!
(Sie) Seien Sie!

haben

(du) Habe!
(wir) Haben wir!
(ihr) Habt!
(Sie) Haben Sie!

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