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Old January 24, 2010, 06:34 AM
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Question What verb conjugation to use with 2nd person plural subject

This question is only for Latin American Spanish, ignoring the use of "vos", please. I know that the answer would be different for Spanish speakers in Spain (I think so anyway...)

In Latin American Spanish, "ustedes" is used instead of "vosotros", thus the third-person plural conjugations instead of second-person plural conjugations. But "tú" is commonly used.....

So if I have a compound subject, one of whom is "tú", then how do I conjugate the verb?

Example:
Luis y tú salen la casa juntos. ??? Does this conjugation work, even though "tú" is second person, and (in Southern US English) the sense is "Y'all leave the house together", which is definitely second person plural. But in Latin America, they wouldn't say "Luis y tú salís la casa juntos" ... or would they??
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Old January 24, 2010, 07:37 AM
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This question is only for Latin American Spanish, ignoring the use of "vos", please. I know that the answer would be different for Spanish speakers in Spain (I think so anyway...)

In Latin American Spanish, "ustedes" is used instead of "vosotros", thus the third-person plural conjugations instead of second-person plural conjugations. But "tú" is commonly used.....

So if I have a compound subject, one of whom is "tú", then how do I conjugate the verb?

Example:
Luis y tú salen la casa juntos. ??? Does this conjugation work, even though "tú" is second person, and (in Southern US English) the sense is "Y'all leave the house together", which is definitely second person plural. But in Latin America, they wouldn't say "Luis y tú salís la casa juntos" ... or would they??
Yes it works, because it is both of you. O sea "ustedes salen de la casa juntos"

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Tú, usted (2nd person sing.)
Ustedes (2nd person plural)
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... if I have a compound subject, one of whom is "tú", then how do I conjugate the verb? (A mix of 2nd person and 3rd person always takes the 3rd person plural.)

Example:
Luis y tú salen la casa juntos.
In Latin America, the plural for all but 1st person is the 3rd person plural ending.
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