Quedar vs quedarse

DeborahC1Kwiziq community member

Quedar vs quedarse

Hola,


I am having some difficulties with this sentence: Los empleados de la tienda se quedaron perplejos.


Why is quedarse used here and not quedar? I went back to the lesson that deals with the differences and therein both are used with an adjective or participle to express the result of an action (=quedar) or change (=quedarse). For quedar + adjective, it is also written that the meaning is rather "to end up", and I feel like it fits well in the sentence above: they ended up perplexed due to what Beru did. 


Could both be correct in this context?


Thanks!

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Deborah

We could have equally used this sentence with "quedaron perplejos". The two points in the lesson talking about quedar / quedarse + adjective/participle are very similar. Sometimes the use of "se" is emphatic and this is what is happening here. I would also say that quedarse is slightly more colloquial and quedar is slightly more formal. 

Saludos

Inma

Quedar vs quedarse

Hola,


I am having some difficulties with this sentence: Los empleados de la tienda se quedaron perplejos.


Why is quedarse used here and not quedar? I went back to the lesson that deals with the differences and therein both are used with an adjective or participle to express the result of an action (=quedar) or change (=quedarse). For quedar + adjective, it is also written that the meaning is rather "to end up", and I feel like it fits well in the sentence above: they ended up perplexed due to what Beru did. 


Could both be correct in this context?


Thanks!

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