Hi - I'm not sure I understand why despierta is used here and not despierto (1st person conjugated)

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Hi - I'm not sure I understand why despierta is used here and not despierto (1st person conjugated)

A veces espero a mi hija despierta hasta que llega a casa.

Is it because it is being used as an adjective in this sentence. Thx

Asked 9 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola G,

exactly! "despierta" here in this sentence is an adjective agreeing with the subject (Yo..), and we can see by the ending "despierta" that it is a lady talking. If it was a man talking then it'd say:

Yo a veces espero a mi hija despierto hasta que llega a casa.

So it is not using the verb "despertarse" here, it is simply an adjective:(despierto/despierta/despiertos/despiertas = awake)

I hope this clarifies it for you.

Saludos,

Inma

 

Hi - I'm not sure I understand why despierta is used here and not despierto (1st person conjugated)

A veces espero a mi hija despierta hasta que llega a casa.

Is it because it is being used as an adjective in this sentence. Thx

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