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When you learn Spanish, there are a few instances where two specific verbs are translated to the same English verb and are not interchangeable. It is important to learn the situations where each verb is appropriate because, in some cases, the meaning of the sentence is altered if you use the wrong verb. Ser or estar Both of the verbs ser and estar mean “to be,” but each indicates a specific type of “being.” Ser is used to describe more permanent states of being, and estar is generally used for more temporary states; but there are some exceptions.
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Unformatted text preview: Learning all the rules can be difficult, especially when there are many different sets to learn, but acronyms can make it easier. An acronym is a pronouncable word formed by the first letters of a set of specific phrases or series of words used to help you remember the details of the information. In Table 1, the first letters of each reason spell out the acronym C-NOTE to help you remember the reasons for using the verb ser. Consider the examples in Table 1, and look for the form of ser in each sentence to see how it is used....
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