Sin que

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Sin que

Sube al ático ________de las escaleras. Go up to the attic without falling off the stairs.
Although I got the correct answer to this eg. Sin caerte , I don’t understand why the answer is informal but the question is formal. Sube and not Subes.

Asked 3 months ago
JanniceC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributorCorrect answer

Of course Inma, I should have known that!

Sorry to have bothered you but thanks for the clear explanation.

Regards

Jannice

InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Jannice

"Sube" in "Sube al ático" is the imperative of subir for "tú", not "usted". If we wanted this whole sentence as a formal one, we'd say:

Suba al ático sin caerse

Here "suba" is the imperative for usted (which is the present subjunctive form of the verb), and the pronoun changes from -te (for informal tú) to -se (for formal usted).

I hope this clarified it.

Saludos

Inma

Sin que

Sube al ático ________de las escaleras. Go up to the attic without falling off the stairs.
Although I got the correct answer to this eg. Sin caerte , I don’t understand why the answer is informal but the question is formal. Sube and not Subes.

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