The verb ser (to be) is regular in El Pretérito Perfecto in Spanish.
Learn how to conjugate "ser" in El Pretérito Perfecto in Spanish.
|ellos /-as /ustedes||han|
Like all regular verbs in El Pretérito Perfecto, it is formed by auxiliary verb haber in El Presente and its regular participle: sido.
Read and listen to these sentences with ser:
Be careful with this special case:
- ¿Quién ha roto el jarrón? -Yo no he sido, han sido ellos.
-Who broke the vase? - It wasn't me, it was them.
Notice how the expression in English is completely different to the Spanish. In Spanish we literally say "I have not been, they have been."
It would be incorrect to say "No fue yo" "No fue me" or "No fue ellos".
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