Workbook in Everyday Spanish1.Ser and estar 2.9

Ser and estar both mean to be. Ser is a linking verb(see page 8). It links a noun with another noun of similar meaning(Juan es marinero[Juan=Marinero]), or it links a noun with an adjective that describes it (Juan es valiente[Juan=Valiente]). Estar indicates a temporary or acquired condition (Juan está enfermo, Juan está en Veracruz). In a few days, Juan will still de (ser) a sailor and will still be (ser) brave, but he may no longer be (estar) sick and may no longer de (estar) in Veracruz. Here is the present tense of estar.

estar(to be)
yo estoy nosotros(as) estamos
tú estás vosotros(as) estáis
él,ella,usted está ellos,ellas,ustedes están

Supply the correct form of ser or estar

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