Question about the sentence "Tiene dos hijos, Laura y Antonio."

VinceB1Kwiziq community member

Question about the sentence "Tiene dos hijos, Laura y Antonio."

In the article on masculine gender the example given is "Tiene dos hijos, Laura y Antonio."  The translation  is They have two children... "  I thought it the verb should be "Tienen" since there are two people being referred to.  Is the example correct and, if so, can you provide an explanation?

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Vince

I can't see in which lesson or exercise you saw this sentence but the translation for:

Tiene dos hijos, Laura y Antonio.

should be "He/she has two children, Laura and Antonio.", not "They have..." 

If you can tell me where you saw that sentence I could check and correct if necessary.

Gracias y saludos

Inma

Vince asked:View original

Question about the sentence "Tiene dos hijos, Laura y Antonio."

In the article on masculine gender the example given is "Tiene dos hijos, Laura y Antonio."  The translation  is They have two children... "  I thought it the verb should be "Tienen" since there are two people being referred to.  Is the example correct and, if so, can you provide an explanation?

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