Ser vs Estar for locations

ErikaB1Kwiziq community member

Ser vs Estar for locations

I'm still confused by the use of "ser" and "estar" for different ideas related to location.  Is this pair of sentences correct?

El entierro es en el cementerio de su pueblo.  El cementerio está fuera del pueblo.  

Asked 2 months ago
MarshaC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

If something takes place somewhere you use the verb ser like in your first example.

Your second example is saying where the cemetery is located not where something takes place hence the use of estar.

There's a lesson in the A1 section on this Using ser (not estar) to say when / where something takes place

InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Erika

Exactly as Marsha said. Here are the two Kwiziq lessons on that:

Estar for location

Ser for where things take place

Saludos

Inma

Ser vs Estar for locations

I'm still confused by the use of "ser" and "estar" for different ideas related to location.  Is this pair of sentences correct?

El entierro es en el cementerio de su pueblo.  El cementerio está fuera del pueblo.  

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