su / sus

GilesA2Kwiziq community member

su / sus

"Mi padre no es ________ maestro".

The question is "my father is not THEIR teacher" - so why is the answer "su", why not "sus" when it is their not his/her?



Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Giles

this is because "su" means "his/her/your formal/their". It can be any of these.

These possesive adjectives agree with what comes after, i.e. the possesion. So if we are talking about "their teacher", teacher being singular, you need "su".

To use "sus", the sentence should say something like "those men are not their teachers":

Esos hombres no son sus maestros. 

I hope this clarified it

Inma

 

 

LaraA2Kwiziq community member

Because maestro is singular.  You would use sus maestros if there were more than one teacher.

Ulviye DidemA1Kwiziq community member

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su / sus

"Mi padre no es ________ maestro".

The question is "my father is not THEIR teacher" - so why is the answer "su", why not "sus" when it is their not his/her?



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