Spanish Subject Verb Agreement

Pronouns can also be grammatical subjects. Pronouns are words that represent names, and if a pronoun is used as a subject in Spanish, it will use its subject form. As you learn in other lessons, there are other forms for other grammatical situations. As in English, there are only a handful of pronouns in Spanish. After teaching the lesson on the Spanish verb chord, you will want to check how well the class understood the concepts. Use the following quiz questions on the next page to assess students` understanding. When a verb is conjugated, the infinite extension, in this case- is removed and a series of ends corresponding to one of the six fields is fixed at the end. This correspondence is the issue of the verb-subject agreement. Here is the verb hablar, conjugated in the current indicative tension. By clicking on each of them, you can hear him say: by placing these types of subjects in a certain pattern, with individuals on the left and pluralists on the right, we create a kind of dovecote arrangement. The pattern he creates has three fields to the left for the three singular shapes and three on the right side for the plural shapes. In addition, each pigeon hole has its own verb shape.

You can visualize this correspondence by imagining two of these models of pigeon lofts identical to each other, one that represents the pronouns of the subject and the other that represents their corresponding forms of verbs. The two bottom boxes each contain three elements: on the left side, eel, ella and usted; right, ellos, ellas and ustedes. Let`s start with the subjects. If we use the word in the grammatical sense, we are not talking about a subject. How do we see the difference? Consider the following sentence: Pasaron por mi casa los abuelos de Nacho. [Nacho`s grandparents have returned home. – Remember that in Spanish, we can reverse the position of the subjects.] III. Translate the following short English phrases into Spanish. You don`t need to include the subject`s pronoun in your answer — just indicate the correct form of verb. In Spanish, it is very common to see sentences in which the verb corresponds to nosotros (as) and vosotros (as)/ustedes, but these do not come in pronomic form, but as nouns. Here are some examples: 2.

If we are subject compuesto (two or more subjects) the verb must be in plural form. 1. t/contratar 2. el/emplear 3. ellas/alquilar 4. yo/mandar 5. Ud./mejorar 6. ellos/aumentar 7.

ella/bailar 8. yo/preguntar 9. nosotros/postergar 10. yo/quitar 11. ella y yo/bailar 12. yo/llorar 13. usted/llegar 14. nosotros/llenar 15. ellos/llevar 16. ustedes/llamar 17. t`y yo /mirar 18.

vosotros/postergar 19. ellas/borrar 20. vosotros/determinar II. Adjust the following sentences with your English translations. 1. It increases. Postergo. 2. I`m postponing. b. Mejoran.

3. We rent. v. Empleas. 4. they (t) use. d. Aumenta. 5. They are getting better. e.

Alquilamos. III. Translate the following English phrases into Spanish. You don`t need to include the subject pronoun in your answer – just indicate the correct form of verb. 1. 2. You`re renting. 3. I ask. 4. We occupy.

5. You (t) rent. 6. She listens. 7. We wear them. 8. They dance. 9.

You and I sing. 10. Evaluation.