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Preguntas sobre el uso del singular y el plural.

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Why is "Usted" grammatically a third person?

In English polite form of address is "You" which is second person singular and plural. In Russian it is "Вы" which is plural second person. In Spanish (and probably French and Italian) polite address ...
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Agreeing with the complement not the subject: esto son, eso son, lo mejor son

There are times in Spanish when a linking verb agrees in number not with its subject but with its predicate complement. Lo mejor de la televisión son los avisos. La mejor televisión son los avisos. ...
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Subject-Verb agreement in "Estudiar y trabajar resulta..."

I saw in Cómo organizarte estudiando y trabajando desde casa this sentence in Spanish: Estudiar y trabajar al mismo tiempo siempre resulta un gran desafío. Which in English means: Studying and ...
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What is the rule for cualquier, cualquiera, and cualesquiera?

I remember learning the rule for when to use cualquier, cualquiera, and cualesquiera, but was always confused about the exact differences. When should each be used, and what role do number, gender, ...
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Llevar + past participle: agreement with object

Llevar can be used with a past participle as a phrasal verb and the construct vaguely translates into something like to have been: Lleva cerrado esa tienda desde 1990. That store has been closed ...
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¿Existen palabras plurales que signifiquen algo distinto de sus respectivos singulares?

Es fácil encontrar parejas de sustantivos masculino/femenino cuyos significados evolucionaron en distintas direcciones y terminaron refiriéndose a cosas más o menos distintas. Por ejemplo suela/suelo, ...
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Singular and plural of pants, shorts, jeans, etc

In English, words like pants, shorts, and jeans appear to be in the plural but really refer to one item of clothing (I don't know what the technical term for it is). To be more specific, you can say "...
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