Command Tense in Samoan


When the tense of a statement is understood, the tense marker is often omitted.

The command tense marker is often omitted because the tense is almost always understood as immediate, urgent, and present.  

Sometimes you only need a verb/action word like aumai, ave, salapu, alu, alu ese, fa’avave, fa’avave mai, fa’avave mai lau tuai.

You can also add subjects to do and receive, and/or a location the action.  For example:

Ave le lapisi. = Take out the trash

Ave le lapisi la e i luma o le fale. = Take the trash to in front of the house.

Command sentence structure is abbreviated, however, it can include every element of a statement with the tense marker omitted. 

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