usted = you.
However, in Spanish verbs are modified to show the second person.
have = tener You have = tiene
As a result, the word
usted is generally only used with a verb for emphasis.
In my Spanish textbook, it has the following examples:
1) you have usted tiene 2) Do you want a drink? ¿Quiere usted tomar algo? 3) Do you speak English? ¿Habla usted inglés? 4) What do you do at the weekend? ¿Qué hace usted los ﬁnes de semana? 5) Are you going to have dinner? ¿Va usted a cenar? 6) Where are you from? ¿De dónde es usted?
In example 1, the word order follows English with
“you” being placed before the verb.
But in the other examples, the word order changes and
“you” comes after verb.
In the final example,
you comes at the end (although that’s probably because it doesn’t have a verb).
What is the rule for word order when using Usted with second person verbs (and second person phrases)?