One of the quiz questions confuses me

LarryC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

One of the quiz questions confuses me

________ la reunión ya que han llegado a un acuerdo.The meeting has come to an end because they reached an agreement.HINT: The meeting is now considered as finished
I picked the wrong answer here because in all of the examples given in the lesson, the verb dar agrees with the subject of the sentence. That wasn't the case here, I assume because this sentence is written in a passive form. The subject of this sentence is "meeting" (singular) whereas the correct verb form given is "han dado." I assume the "han" agrees with the "they" who reached an agreement?
Asked 2 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Larry,

this sentence is not in the "se" passive form. The subject of the sentence is "they"; this is why wee need the verb in the 3rd person plural "han dado por zanjada". There are some examples in the lesson, in the first part using the third person plural, for example:

Lo dieron por muerto pero nunca apareció su cuerpo.They gave him up for dead but his body never showed up.
If we had used the passive "se" form in the sentence from the quiz we would have said: "Se ha dado por zanjada la reunión ya que han llegado a un acuerdo.", where the verb agrees with "la reuión".I hope this clarifief it.Saludos,Inma

LarryC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

What I meant was that the English translation (The meeting has come to an end...) is in passive form. If the translation had been "They ended the meeting..." like the example you give from the lesson, I would have gotten it right. 

One of the quiz questions confuses me

________ la reunión ya que han llegado a un acuerdo.The meeting has come to an end because they reached an agreement.HINT: The meeting is now considered as finished
I picked the wrong answer here because in all of the examples given in the lesson, the verb dar agrees with the subject of the sentence. That wasn't the case here, I assume because this sentence is written in a passive form. The subject of this sentence is "meeting" (singular) whereas the correct verb form given is "han dado." I assume the "han" agrees with the "they" who reached an agreement?

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