Cap1-The verb ser

Cap1-The verb ser - To be, or not to be? Let's start out...

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To be, or not to be? To be, or not to be? Let’s start out with  one of the most  important verbs in  Spanish:  ser , which  means “to be.”
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To be, or not to be… To be, or not to be… Look at the English  forms of this verb: I  am , you  are , he  is she  is , we  are , they    are This verb doesn’t  follow an expected  pattern; in other  words, it’s irregular.
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Ser, o no ser… Ser, o no ser… The Spanish verb  ser  is also  irregular. ser  = to be yo  soy  = I am tú  eres  = you are él  es  = he is ella  es  = she is usted  es  = you are nosotros  somos  = we are ellos  son  = they are ustedes  son  = you (all) are
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Atención! Atención! Unlike English, Spanish  sentences do not  always require a  subject.  Why not?  The Spanish  verb always gives us  enough information  about the subject, so  we know who we are  talking about.
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An example, please!
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2011 for the course SPAN 121 taught by Professor Losada during the Spring '08 term at South Carolina.

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Cap1-The verb ser - To be, or not to be? Let's start out...

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