esta instead of estas

RogerA1Kwiziq community member

esta instead of estas

Why is this the correct answer: Usted esta en la lista and not Usted estas en la lista?

Asked 10 months ago
R'ShaunA1Kwiziq community member

Usted is formal singular while Ustedes is plural. We'd say "Ustedes están en la lista" if we were referring to a group of people, where in this example it seems we're only referring one person.

InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Roger,

yes, as R'Shaun was saying, in other words, usted is a formal you, (formal tú) but we conjugate the verb as if it was él/ella (not tú), so, with estar, it goes:

yo estoy

tú estás

él/ella/usted está

nosotros estamos

vosotros estáis

ellos/ustedes están

I hope this helps.

Inma

esta instead of estas

Why is this the correct answer: Usted esta en la lista and not Usted estas en la lista?

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