Using the '-se' suffix with vosotros?

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Using the '-se' suffix with vosotros?

In an e-mail entitled: "A new error has been submitted by a user [#252851]", Laura Lawless today (4th May) asked me to repost this here:

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Question 6 in the [first] 'StudyPlan' quiz which I did on 3rd May, required a translation for:

"You two, wash your hair!"

The 'vosotros' part was already provided for us, so I chose:
Vosotros dos, ¡A lavaros el pelo! 

However, I was marked incorrect, because you said that another possible option is:
Vosotros dos, ¡A lavarse el pelo!

>> But surely the "-se" suffix is not compatible with "vosotros"? … i.e., it has to be '-os', [only '-os', not both].


Asked 4 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola David,

both answers are correct "a lavaros" and "a lavarse". In the lesson we explain that with pronominal verbs we tend to use the infinitive with -se but for a command to "vosotros" you can also use -os at the end. The question in the quiz is a "multichoice" one where it says [one, some or all may be correct]. 

If the student chooses only one correct answer when there are two possible correct answers then you don´t get 100% as you are missing one. 

This is what happened here. Here is the lesson to revise and read about the two possibilities.

I hope this helps.

Saludos

Inma

Using the '-se' suffix with vosotros?

In an e-mail entitled: "A new error has been submitted by a user [#252851]", Laura Lawless today (4th May) asked me to repost this here:

>

Question 6 in the [first] 'StudyPlan' quiz which I did on 3rd May, required a translation for:

"You two, wash your hair!"

The 'vosotros' part was already provided for us, so I chose:
Vosotros dos, ¡A lavaros el pelo! 

However, I was marked incorrect, because you said that another possible option is:
Vosotros dos, ¡A lavarse el pelo!

>> But surely the "-se" suffix is not compatible with "vosotros"? … i.e., it has to be '-os', [only '-os', not both].


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