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

GC1Kwiziq community member

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 despierta is being used as an adjective here? Thank you

Asked 9 months ago
ShericeA2Kwiziq community member

Because it says "sometimes I wait / for my daughter to wake up" instead of despierto which is "I wake up"

InmaKwiziq team member

Hola G,

As Sherice was saying, the word despierta in this sentence is an adjective that agrees with "hija" (daughter, feminine noun -> despierta). It is not used as a verb conjugated in the present:

"Yo me despierto a las 7." (I wake up at 7.)

Here you need the ending -o for the yo-form of the verb despertar. 

Saludos,

Inma

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 despierta is being used as an adjective here? Thank you

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