123 - example • María canta bien Mary sings well The...

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Obviously, you will not always have a pronoun as a subject. Sometimes you will use the actual noun as the subject. To determine which form of the verb to use when a noun is the subject, just consider what pronoun you would use if you were to change that noun to a pronoun in a second sentence about the subject. For example, you want to write the sentence, “John dances well.” What pronoun would go in the blank if the next sentence were, “_____ does it every day.” You probably responded “he” immediately. If you wanted to write this sentence in Spanish, you would ask yourself, “What is the Spanish subject pronoun that means 'he'?” Hopefully you'll remember él and then use the form of the verb that goes with él . You do not have to write the pronoun; just use the actual noun and the form of the verb that goes with the pronoun you know would replace that noun. Here's another
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Unformatted text preview: example: • María canta bien . Mary sings well. The form canta is used with ella , the subject pronoun that would represent María . When more than one name is the subject, the ellos/ellas form of the verb is required. For example: • Lupe y Soledad cantan bien . Lupe and Soledad sing well. The form cantan is used with ellas , the subject pronoun that would replace Lupe y Soledad. Whenever a list of names is the subject, the ellos/ellas form of the verb is used. If you think about it, the same thing happens in English. Consider the example, “Jane, Taneka, and Heather go to the store. They go shopping every day.” Notice that the verb form “go” is used for both sentences because the subjects are the same even if one is stated in pronoun form....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course SPAN 101 taught by Professor Oliveros during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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