Were I you, I would forget the archaic forms "thou" and "givest" unless you have a time machine.
"Just give me the toy".
A boy is telling her sister to give him something, using the imperative but with the (implied) archaic second person singular pronoun Thou.
Regular statement "Thou givest me the toy."
But with imperative mood, do I just rearrange, or put "to give" in the infinitive form?
With the imperative, it is: "Just (Thou) givest me the toy!" or "Just give me the toy!"? Or even "Just givest (Thou) me the toy!"
Thanks for any insight!
Last edited by atemp; 18-Jun-2014 at 00:43. Reason: forgot extra info
The imperative is "give" even with "thou". The "thou" follows, not precedes.
O God, give Thou ear to my plea, And hide not Thyself from my cry.
In anything except solemn prayer, this construction sounds terrible today. Say it not! (That's also pretty bad, actually.)
Note that a boy is telling his sister, not her sister.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.