La familia es/está?

Vince C1Kwiziq community member

La familia es/está?

I wrote "La familia está" since it seems to discuss a relationship. The correct answer is given as "La familia es". So, "es" seems to be a strong opinion. Couldn't both be correct?

Also, the issue with my answer doesn't really relate to plural versus singular ("es" vs "está"). 

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Vince

I'm not sure what you mean when you say we need to use estar to discuss a relationship, but here in this sentence:

 

La familia es más importante que los amigos.

Family is more important than friends.

 

what we are doing is using a descriptive adjective to the noun familia, therefore we use "ser". There is nothing indicating that it is a temporary adjective or a result of something (that would normally trigger estar). 

It would pretty much fall into this context. Have a look at this lesson about ser here

I hope this clarified it.

Saludos

Inma

La familia es/está?

I wrote "La familia está" since it seems to discuss a relationship. The correct answer is given as "La familia es". So, "es" seems to be a strong opinion. Couldn't both be correct?

Also, the issue with my answer doesn't really relate to plural versus singular ("es" vs "está"). 

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