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So i'm confused about something, "Usted come pan" means "Do you eat bread?" as a question, but from what i understand Usted is just the formal version of Tu, so why is it not "You eat bread" the statement? Like how do you differentiate between a question and a statement? Is it just a matter of context?

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In spoken language, by intonation: questions have a rising intonation, just like English ("Bread." vs "Bread?" vs "Bread!"). In written language, by interrogative marks: "┬┐Usted come pan?".

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In writing/reading: question marks In speaking/listening: tone, facial expressions, or context

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I gave you a lingot because I love your username. Pencil sharpeners :)

1 month ago

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