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When the verb "to be" is followed by a noun, the verb ser is always used. In this instance, it might be helpful to think of the verb as equivalent to an "equal" sign, such as a = b. This type of sentence is always referring to essential characteristics, since the verb is "linking" what comes before the verb to what comes after the verb. John is a doctor. John = doctor. Juan es médico. When the verb "to be" is followed by an adjective, the verb used depends upon the meaning. When referring to an essential characteristic, use ser. When referring to a state or condition, use estar. La sopa está fría. The soup is cold. Los elefantes son grandes. The elephants are big. When the verb "to be" is followed by an adjective, the verb can actually change the meaning of the adjective.
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Unformatted text preview: El profesor está aburrido. The professor is bored. El profesor es aburrido. The professor is boring. Let's distinguish between origin, location, and "to take place." To describe origin, or where something is from, use ser. To describe location, or where something is located right now, use estar. To tell where an event is taking place, use ser. Mónica es de España. (origin) Mónica está en Venezuela. (location) La fiesta es en la casa de Mónica. (taking place) Let's review. 1. When a noun follows the verb, use ser 2. When an adjective follows the verb, decide between "essence" and "condition" 3. To tell where something is from, use ser 4. To tell where something is located right now, use estar 5. To tell where an event is taking place, use ser...
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2011 for the course SPANISH 108 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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