A mi madre _____ _____ leer y escribir. (gustar)

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direct object and conjugate

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updated FEB 14, 2010
posted by duk0525

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A mi madre te gusta leer y escribir.

updated FEB 14, 2010
posted by mcm6
Unless "te" is a typo for "le", this won't work.
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Answer: le gusta

gusta is used before infinitives and when the thing that is liked is singular

example:

  1. Me gusta el pollo. (I like chicken)
  2. Me gusta bailar. (I like dancing)

gustan is used when the thing being liked is plural

example:

  1. Me gustan bolígrafos morados. (I like purple pens)

Direct objects-- me (yo), te (tú), le (él, ella, usted), os (vosotros), nos (nosotros), les (ustedes, ellos)

the personal a- use be fore some ones name or before a pronoun to specify who

example:

  1. A mi hermana le gusta cantar. (My sister likes to sing)
  2. A él le gusta pescar. (he likes to fish)
  3. A mí me gusta leer. (I like to read... only use "A mí" for emphasis because by saying "me" it implies "i"
updated FEB 14, 2010
posted by MeEncantanCarasSonrisas
Indirect objects, not direct.
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A mi madre le gusta leer y escribir.

updated FEB 14, 2010
posted by xoxsarasxox
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A mi madre le gusta leer y escribir.

In present tense. No matter how many verbs there are after it, the gustar will always be singular. Only if there is a plural noun after it, it will be in the "ellos" plural form.

updated FEB 14, 2010
edited by rlseaton
posted by rlseaton
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Your writing direct object is misleading. It is not a direct object in Spanish.

My mother likes reading and writing. (direct object [transitive] in English)

Reading and writing are pleasing to my mother. (intranstive [no direct object] in Spanish).

I believe that we've provided you with two other examples of this use in other threads so you should at least be able to provide your best attempt so that we can verify whether you understand the principles involved or not.

updated FEB 14, 2010
posted by 0074b507