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fglorca May 06, 2019 09:50 PM

Se come vs Se Comen
 
No como carne pero en casa se comen mucha carne y mucho pescado.

Should this be 'se comen', rather than 'se come' because what is eaten is in plural i.e. meat and fish? On a separate note, do we need 'mucho' twice?

Many thanks.

Tomisimo May 08, 2019 08:56 AM

That looks like the passive se to me. You can use se with a transitive verb to form the passive voice in Spanish. In this case, the verb agrees in number with the direct object.


Se come carne en esta casa

Se comen frijoles en esta casa

aleCcowaN May 08, 2019 11:35 AM

...se comen mucha carne y pescado [less usual because requires some planning in the speech]

...se come mucha carne y (también) mucho pescado [the usual one, because it's more natural]

fglorca May 08, 2019 09:45 PM

Thanks guys.


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