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Unformatted text preview: they agree in gender and number with the nouns that they modify. La puerta est cerrada . The door is closed. Las puertas estn cerradas . The doors are closed. El restaurante est abierto . The restaurant is open. Los restaurantes estn abiertos . The restaurants are open. The past participle can be combined with the verb "ser" to express the passive voice. Use this construction when an action is being described, and introduce the doer of the action with the word "por." La casa fue construida por los carpinteros. The house was built by the carpenters. La tienda es abierta todos los das por el dueo. The store is opened every day by the owner. Note that for -er and -ir verbs, if the stem ends in a vowel, a written accent will be required. creer - credo or - odo Note: this rule does not apply, and no written accent is required for verbs ending in -uir. (construir, seguir, influir, distinguir, etc.)...
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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.
- Fall '10