Adjective or past participle?

JimA2Kwiziq community member

Adjective or past participle?

I wrote 'el fin de la semana pasada' and it was corrected to 'el fin de semana pasado'.  I can see why the definite article was dispensed with, but 'semana pasado'?  Surely the adjectival form of 'pasado/a' is used, rather than the past participle?

Asked 10 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Jim,

I am not quite sure which question you are referring to. In the set of questions for this lesson on the articles el/la, we are not testing "el fin de semana pasado". The adjective "pasado" is referring to "el fin", not "semana". This is why you need the masculine end -o for the adjective. If you said "last week" for example, then you'd need the feminine form "pasada", "la semana pasada". 

I hope this clarified it for you.

Saludos

Inma

Gimel'sA0Kwiziq community member

Hola

I'm really struggling trying to understand how to use the El, la, un, une, los and Las

InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Gimel's,

Here are our A0 lessons on definite articles and indefinite articles:

the = el, la, los, las

a  = un, una, unos, unas

Using el/la

Using los/las

Using un/una

Using unos/unas

I hope this helps

Inma

 

Adjective or past participle?

I wrote 'el fin de la semana pasada' and it was corrected to 'el fin de semana pasado'.  I can see why the definite article was dispensed with, but 'semana pasado'?  Surely the adjectival form of 'pasado/a' is used, rather than the past participle?

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