83 - The date is June 5 2002 Question 1 uses the word qué...

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Answer B is the type of response you would most likely give if you heard the question, “What is your  address?” However, notice that the question word  cuál  must be used in front of the verb “to be” in  Spanish if you hope to get a specific answer rather than a generalized definition.  ¿Cuál es tu dirección? What is your address? (or, “Give me a specific place.”) To better illustrate the difference, the following questions have completely different answers because  of the different question words used. Question 1.   ¿Qué es la fecha?  What is the date?  Answer 1.   La fecha es el día, mes y año . The date is the day, month, and year.  Question 2.   ¿Cuál es la fecha?  What is the date?  Answer 2.   La fecha es el 5 de junio del 2002
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Unformatted text preview: . The date is June 5, 2002. Question 1 uses the word qué in front of es . It is asking for an explanation or definition of the word fecha . Answer 1 explains what fecha means. Question 2 uses the word cuál in front of es . It is asking for a specific answer, so Answer 2 provides a specific date. “What” rule 3 Cómo is often used as a response when one fails to hear a comment and would like it repeated. In English, when someone says something you don't hear, you say, “What?” If this happens in Spanish, the one-word response, ¿Cómo? is appropriate. That does not, however, mean that cómo can be used to mean “What?” in any other situation....
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