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Ser is never followed by a, but ir always is!

SoundA2Kwiziq community member

Ser is never followed by a, but ir always is!

If the presence of “a” after a verb means it is “Ir” a not “ser”, Then why is  “yo fui de fiesta an Ibiza” also conjugated “as ir?” The verb is not followed by “a”. Only the noun is followed by a. So why is it “I went,” and not “I was at”?

I find this very confusing. Does the rule apply to a and de alike ?

Asked 3 weeks ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Sound

Here, fui is indeed followed by "a" - it's saying "fui de fiesta a Ibiza" - it's more difficult to see because you've got another element in between "de fiesta" - this goes together with "ir" (ir de fiesta" which means "partying". 

If you want to say "I was in Ibiza partying" you'd need:  "Estuve en Ibiza de fiesta" or "Estuve de fiesta en Ibiza" - here, you can also use "de fiesta" to describe that "partying" bit as we also use it with "estar": estar de fiesta (to be partying) 

I can see why that "de fiesta" makes this a bit confusing, so we'll change the text slightly to make it clearer. I hope this helps.

Saludos

Inma

Ser is never followed by a, but ir always is!

If the presence of “a” after a verb means it is “Ir” a not “ser”, Then why is  “yo fui de fiesta an Ibiza” also conjugated “as ir?” The verb is not followed by “a”. Only the noun is followed by a. So why is it “I went,” and not “I was at”?

I find this very confusing. Does the rule apply to a and de alike ?

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