¿le gusta o le gustan, y por qué?

大可文武A1Kwiziq community member

¿le gusta o le gustan, y por qué?

"En su tiempo libre a Rafa le gusta jugar al golf, pescar, leer libros, ir al cine, ver series, pasar tiempo con su familia y cocinar platos de pasta."

Here all the things Rafa do in the free time please him and make him like them, why the verb "gustar" is not in plurar, since there are more than one inf. verb, thought gustan makes more sense. Could you plesae help me out.

Asked 10 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola 大可文武

With the verb gustar using infittives as subjects it's more common to use the verb in singular than plural. We consider each of these activities as a singular thing each time more than seeing it as a group of things in plural. 

It wouldn't be incorrect to use the plural gustan but it is a lot more common to find the singular. We see this as if we were separating each actitivity:

"A Rafa le gusta jugar al golf, [le gusta] pescar, [le gusta] leer libros, [le gusta] ir al cine..."

Inma

¿le gusta o le gustan, y por qué?

"En su tiempo libre a Rafa le gusta jugar al golf, pescar, leer libros, ir al cine, ver series, pasar tiempo con su familia y cocinar platos de pasta."

Here all the things Rafa do in the free time please him and make him like them, why the verb "gustar" is not in plurar, since there are more than one inf. verb, thought gustan makes more sense. Could you plesae help me out.

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