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means "to be" in the sense of "to exist"

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Its primary function is to establish identity between the subject and the noun, a pronoun, or an infinitive used as a noun, in order to indicate who someone is or what something is.

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Los chimpnacés ___el tema de la lectura.

Ser (son). The chimpanzees are the theme of the reading.

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El destino de los chimancés cazados ___servir de sujetos en experimentos.

Ser (era). The destiny of the hunted chimpanzees was to serve as the subjects of experiments.

5

El veterinario que fundó esa organización ___ yo.

Ser (fui). I was the veterinarian who founded that organization.

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Used to indicate origin, ownership, material, or destination.

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De qué parte de Sudamérica ____?

Ser (eres). From what part of South America are you?

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No ____ de Sudamérica. ___ de Mexíco.

Ser (soy) (soy). I am not from South America. I am from Mexico.

9

La bata ___ del científico.

Ser (era). The lab coat was the scientists.

10

Los barrotes de las jualas ___ de hierro.

Ser (son). The bars on the cages are made of iron.

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Para quién ___ esos plátanos?

Ser (son). For whom are those bananas?

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Has the meaning of "to take place, happen"

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La exposición ___ en otra ciudad.

Ser (es). The exhibit is in another city.

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Is the equivalent of "to be"in most impersonal expressions (i.e. when "it" is the subject of the English sentence).

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Used to tell the time of day, season, month, etc.

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___ tarde, ___ ya las siete y tengo que secribir una composición.

Ser (Es) (son). It's late. It's already seven o'clock and I have to write a composition.

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___ verano y todas las ventanas estaban abiertas.

Ser (Era). It was summertime and all the windows were open.

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___ suficiente obervar a los monor para comprobar que ___ muy inteligentes.

Ser (Es) (son). It's enough to observe the monkeys to verify that they are very intelligent.

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Combined with the past participle, is used to form the passive voice when an agent is expressed or strongly implied.

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Esa nave espacial ___ diseñada por ingenieros alemanes.

Ser (será). That spaceship will be designed by German engineers.

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Los chimpancés ___ capturados en África.

Ser (fueron). The chimpanzees were captured in Africa.

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Combined with an adjective, tells us some essential, inherent characteristic of a person or thing.

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Las jualas donde viven esos monos ___ muy incómodas.

Ser (son). The cages where those monkeys live are very uncomfortable.

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Los chimpancés ___sensibles a la amistad y a los lazos familiares.

Ser (son). Chimpanzees are sensitive to friendship and to family bonds.

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Este escritor ___ muy compasivo.

Ser (es). This writer is very compassionate.

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Indicates teh social group to which the subject belongs. Examples are "joven, rico, pobre, viejo, millonario, católico, socialista". Trades and professions also fall into this category.

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Aunque sus padres ___ millonarios, Julían ___ socialista.

Ser (son) (es). Although his parents are millionaires, Julián is a socialist.

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En mi familia, todas las mujeres ___ médicas.

Ser (son). In my family, all the women are medical doctors.

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El novio de mi amiga ___ muy viejo.

Ser (es). My friend's boyfriend is very old.

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Never links the subject with a predicate noun, pronoun, or infinitive.

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