esta instead of estas

RogerA1Kwiziq community member

esta instead of estas

Why is this the correct answer: Usted esta en la lista and not Usted estas en la lista?

Asked 8 months ago
R'ShaunA1Kwiziq community member

Usted is formal singular while Ustedes is plural. We'd say "Ustedes están en la lista" if we were referring to a group of people, where in this example it seems we're only referring one person.

InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Roger,

yes, as R'Shaun was saying, in other words, usted is a formal you, (formal tú) but we conjugate the verb as if it was él/ella (not tú), so, with estar, it goes:

yo estoy

tú estás

él/ella/usted está

nosotros estamos

vosotros estáis

ellos/ustedes están

I hope this helps.

Inma

esta instead of estas

Why is this the correct answer: Usted esta en la lista and not Usted estas en la lista?

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