Quedar vs Quedarse for Results

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Quedar vs Quedarse for Results

I'm not clear on the difference between Quedar and Quedarse when expressing results.  The lesson says to use quedar to emphasize a result, and to use quedarse to express the result of a change.  What's the difference, please?  For instance, the following two examples seem pretty similar to me:

Seguro que quedarás contenta con tu pelado nuevo.
I am sure you will be/end up pleased with your new hair cut.

¡Laura va a quedarse pasmada con la noticia!
Laura will be astonished with the news!

Thanks. 



Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Chris

It's true that those two uses, one explained for quedar and another explained for quedarse have a pretty much identical usage. I've been trying to spot the very specific nuance in one or the other but I have come to the conclusion (and I did a bit of research on this) that the difference is that they both express the same, however quedar sounds/is more commonly used with certain adjectives and quedarse with other adjectives. There doesn't seem to be a clear pattern though on which type of adjective for each.

I will add a note to the lesson about this. We made sure though that no test-question was created in a way that made you choose between the two forms of the verb so the test-questions are more based on the other uses. 

I can also add that adding the pronoun sometimes emphasises the action the same way we do with the "se aspectual", and using quedar or quedarse (to express a result) is also often a question of style. 

Saludos cordiales.

Inma

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Quedar vs Quedarse for Results

I'm not clear on the difference between Quedar and Quedarse when expressing results.  The lesson says to use quedar to emphasize a result, and to use quedarse to express the result of a change.  What's the difference, please?  For instance, the following two examples seem pretty similar to me:

Seguro que quedarás contenta con tu pelado nuevo.
I am sure you will be/end up pleased with your new hair cut.

¡Laura va a quedarse pasmada con la noticia!
Laura will be astonished with the news!

Thanks. 



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