86 - juegan al vólibol • Who is playing...

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These questions are actually created in exactly the same way in Spanish and English, but since  Spanish has both singular and plural versions of “who,” you have to think about one extra thing in  Spanish: You must conjugate the verb to agree with the subject. The singular pronoun  quién  is meant to represent one person, so use the  él  form of the verb, which  is the form you would use if one person were the subject of the sentence. The plural version of who,  quiénes,  is meant to represent several people. It requires you to use the  ellos  form of the verb with it.  (Note: When the question words  quién  and  quiénes  are preceded by a preposition such as  a  [  quién ] or  de  [  de quién ], they will not be the subject of the sentence.)  ¿  Quiénes
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Unformatted text preview: juegan al vólibol? • Who is playing volleyball? (assuming that more than one person is playing volleyball) • ¿ Quién baila con Shakita? • Who is dancing with Shakita? (assuming that only one person is dancing with Shakita) Notice that when the question word serves as the subject, there is no need to switch the subject and verb. There are a few other question words that can act as the subject of the sentence. • ¿ Cuántos asisten a la universidad? ( cuántos is the subject, asisten is the verb) • How many attend the university? (“how many” is the subject, “attend” is the verb) • ¿ Cuáles tienen más de diez cuartos? • Which ones have more than ten rooms?...
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course SPAN 101 taught by Professor Oliveros during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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