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December 19, 2014

Posts by SraJMcGin


Total # Posts: 21,693

Spanish 1
For direct address, you need a comma after "Hola," Spelling error = quehacerEs "no puedeo vivir EN su casa" is better. Accent on Adiós Otherwise, well done! Sra I'll flag this in case you have more questions when I come back later.
December 19, 2014

spanish
The word order is awkward. Without the English of what you are trying to say, at times I have no idea how to correct your Spanish. Here's an attempt to improve what you have. El día de fiesta favorito de mi familia y de mí es El Día de Dar Acció...
December 16, 2014

French
J'aime jouer aux jeux de vidéo Sra (aka Mme) I'll flag this and come back later to see if you have other questions.
December 15, 2014

Spanish
Are you SURE you mean: En su lugar, lo llevó al desierto, donde se había perdido. = He took him to the desert, WHERE HE HAD GOTTEN LOST? And this: En esta historia un hombre le preguntó por la lluvia. = In this story, HE ASKED HIM ABOTUT THE RAIN? I ...
December 11, 2014

Spanish
1. Assuming the subject is "yo" the 2nd part needs help......haría que la gente sea, or to keep the sequence of tense, instead of sea = fuera 2. You do not want "clause relater que" because the "si" clause is merely the dependent clause. Si...
December 11, 2014

french
When you post something, it is always best to begin with the directions you are given. Otherwise, sometimes it is impossible to select the correct answer. 15. You must pick a conjugated verb agreeing with "nous" and because the dependent clause uses the Present ...
December 11, 2014

spanish
Correct! You are "depersonalizing" un abogado here = not necessary However, it IS necessary with "mi esposo Jorge" because that IS personalized. I think you have it! Sra
December 7, 2014

spanish
This could be a personal choice! If you consider your pet part of the family, you COULD. Ordinarily personal "a" is reserved for anything you wish to personalize, and that could be a city, country, pet, etc. Sra I'll flag this in case you have further questions. ...
December 7, 2014

French
just memorize "pas de" or "pas d'" Sra (aka Mme) I'll flag this to come back later, in case you have further questions.
December 2, 2014

Spanish Help
When tener is followed by que, the next work is an infinitive (ending in -ar, -er, ir). Tengo que hablar español = I have to (I must) speak Spanish. When ir is followed by a, the next work is either an infinitive or a noun. Voy a ir a la biblioteca = I'm going to go...
November 30, 2014

Spanish Help
When you post any homework, be sure to also post the directions you were given! It helps to also know which level of Spanish you are in = I, II, III, etc. I can see that you are working with a "si clause" here. The primary meaning of "omitir" is to "...
November 30, 2014

Spanish
You too! Sra
November 26, 2014

Spanish
14. recogido is a past participle and must follow a form of haber OR it is an adjective, following either ser or estar. = el jefe recogió dinero 16. El tono es un poco triste?...pero recibió granizo en vez de la lluvia OR in lugar de la lluvia. 17. better! Sra (...
November 26, 2014

Spanish
Part I looks fine although el almuerzo de ayer might just be el almuerzo ayer? Part II #4 quisieron has a special meaning in the Preterit = they intended, so perhaps querían is better. #7 tuve also has a special meaning in the Preterit = I got/grabbed, etc. so ten&...
November 26, 2014

Spanish
¡excelente! sin problema Sra I won't even flag this!
November 20, 2014

French
First sentence is perfect! No, no article with été here. Handy hint: all words ending in -tion are feminine. J'aime visiter des endoits différents pendant (during) les jours de fête. (in = dans, if you prefer) Sra (aka Mme) I'll "flag&...
November 19, 2014

Spanish
1. sí 2. Después de escribir una carta, la pondría en el buzón. (After a preposition like "después de" the only form of a verb you can use is an infinitive. Because the verb in the question is in the Conditional, your answer should ...
November 14, 2014

French
You need "clause relater que" = Un sport que la fille n'aime pas c'est nager. (A sport THAT the girl doesn't like is swimming.) The c'est refers back to something prior that you have said. Yes, if you are in 8th Grade, USA. Sra (aka Mme)
November 14, 2014

French
ma mère Sra (aka Mme)
November 10, 2014

Spanish--1 question
The reason is that the ending of the conjugated verb "tells" the subject. o - yo s - tú vowel (a, e) = él, ella, Usted -mos = nosotros/nosotras -is = vosotros/vosotras -n = ellos, ellas, ustedes Above are the ending signals just for the Present Tense, ...
November 8, 2014

Spanish
2. hace makes it a run-on sentence. The "ha" you see is half of the Present Perfect = hecho 3. this structure is hace + a period of time to say ...years ago (literally "it makes 20 years that...") The instructions do not say to use each word only once; in ...
November 7, 2014

French
Without seeing the English of what you are trying to say, I can't always be sure. 1. les magasins = to do or make stores? 2. The accents in préférer go in different directions. Why? Because there are 3 "e" sounds. e = uh / é = a (as first ...
November 6, 2014

Spanish
Oh yes, I do! Things pile up so quickly and I lose them in the shuffle! Sra
October 31, 2014

Spanish
Part I: 1. OK 2. best word order for a question is: Interrogative word (if there is one) + verb + subject = ¿Había comido usted algo diferente anoche? 3. pedido instead of ordenado (straightened/ordered) No creo uses the Subjunctive = No creo que haya pedido ...
October 31, 2014

French
OOPS, Sorry I didn't notice they were negative sentences 2. lire des romans 3. manger de chocolats Sra (aka Mme)
October 31, 2014

French
OOPS, Sorry I didn't notice they were negative sentences 2. lire de romans 3. manger de chocolats Sra (aka Mme)
October 31, 2014

French
Only one error here, both in #2 and #3. Don't forget to elide the following: de + le = du, de + les = des, à + le = au à + les = aux. I'll flag this in case you have further questions, so I'll come back later. Sra (aka Mme)
October 31, 2014

Spanish
When using the Preterit, as well as other words in Spanish , please don't forget the necessary accent marks. If the word has an accent and i t is missing, it is wrong. If you don't know how to do accent marks on the computer, I need to know 2 things: 1) Do you have a ...
October 26, 2014

Spanish
¡perfecto! Sra
October 23, 2014

French
If you think this through in Engish, it would be much easier to tell you! This way, I can't think of much! 1. My name is... = Je m'appelle... 2. Let me introduct myself = je me présente 3. I am = Je suis... 4. My first name is = Mon prénom est... 5. I ...
October 20, 2014

Spanish
The minute you say "I used to..." you are using the Imperfect. I used to roller skate = (yo) patinaba sobre ruedas (one way ) I used to jump rope = (yo) saltaba a la comba I used to ride my tricycle = (yo) montaba mi tricicleta Sra I'll flag this and return later...
October 20, 2014

French
The difference in French is: photo = la photo photograph = la photographie photography = also la photographie photographer = la photographe For #2 & #3, often you can tell by the context, or exactly how the word is used. Sra (aka Mme) I'll flag this so I can return later ...
October 20, 2014

Spanish3
Olé = well done #4. Often the 2nd negative is after the verb, but it IS flexible! Sra
October 19, 2014

Spanish3
Well done! For #3 se sientan (sentar is to seat someone else but sentarse is to seat oneself!) #4 You could also use the reciprocal "se intercambian" they exchange with each other. How clever of you to catch the y = e>i. Yes. I'll flag this and come back later...
October 19, 2014

To: SraJMcGin
Because this is a Reflexive Verb, it will use être in the passé composé and because the subject is maman (feminine, singular) the past participle will also reflect that gender and number s'est fâchée Sra (aka Mme)
October 19, 2014

French: ms sue or any French expert
Hopefully you saw that I answered that one separately, because it was sent to me separately! Sra (aka Mme)
October 18, 2014

French: ms sue or any French expert
Let's begin with the difference between l'imparfait and le passé composé and how to conjugate each. L'imparfait has these endings for an -er verb: parler = je parlais, tu parlais, il/elle/on parlait, nous parlions, vous parliez, ils/elles parlaient. ...
October 18, 2014

Spanish 3
1. He gives the apple TO HIS BROTHER = TO HIM. This is an indirect object pronoun (whenever either TO, FOR is stated or understood) The Indirect Object Pronouns are: me, te, le, nos, os, les. In this case it is LE. (Le becomes SE ONLY when lo, la, los, las follows it. ...
October 18, 2014

Spanish
#9 is correct! Sra
October 17, 2014

Spanish
Part II 9. The verb is not preguntar but esperar = espérenme ***I believe you typed #10 twice, once as #9. You need to retype #9 and it probably IS preguntar! Part III 16. The subject is yo, not tú = diga Everything else looks fine! It is a pleasure to help you, ...
October 17, 2014

Spanish 1
Good Grief! I answered this but it is on a preceding French one that this was attached to. Let me do it over here. Because you began this in the Past Tense (pretérito) I'd change "Cuestan $20" to "Costaron." There is a huge difference between &...
October 16, 2014

Spanish
Yes, that IS the Subjunctive! :) Sra
October 15, 2014

Spanish
Hopefully you will get this in time. I didn't see it until this morning (Thursday.) The "si quieren vestirse is only to make the verb "to get dressed/to dress oneself? reflexive. considerar is an -ar verb and you are using the Subjunctive "may consider"...
October 15, 2014

Spanish
Perhaps "la vestidura" for clothing is better? (feminine) Because the sentence is long, do y ou think "y no debe interrumpir" is a bit clearer Ser is stronger than estar with "es prohibido" or "se prohibe" How about "el ropaje"...
October 15, 2014

franšais
Est-ce que vous avez une réponse? Si cet exercice est un devoir, nous ne faisons pas les réponses mais nous aidons avec VOTRE réponse! Sra (aka Mme) (I'll flag this and come back later to see what you write.)
October 15, 2014

Spanish Work Check
2. gender error = la casa 3. some textbooks use the article with Perú = el Perú 8. also with Brasil = al Brasil en el verano The rest looks OK. Sra I'll flag this to come back later in case you have further questions.
October 13, 2014

Spanish Help
With regular formal commands, be sure to use "the opposite vowel" for the formal command. hablar = hable / comer = coma / escribir = escriba 1. You are looking at the tú or informal command, because the formal command is Coma 2. You are now looking at the ...
October 13, 2014

Spanish Check
You are entirely welcome! Sra
October 12, 2014

Spanish Check
1. correct 2. Be sure to study my note at the bottom, with the uses of para and por. In this one is "during a period of time." por la tarde 3. This is "in exchange for something" por $13. 4. When you can substitute "porque = because" it will be ...
October 12, 2014

Spanish
Part I Sí, por favor, dirá que Anna la gustaría hablar con él. This should be dígale, not dirá, que a Anna le gustaría hablar con él. (you are giving a command to the person on the other end of the telephone) Sr. Costa se...
October 10, 2014

Social Studies
Tahn - kah - DARE The French a is sounded like ah. The spelling "dere" with no accent mark, is pronunced like the American word "dare." Sra (aka Mme)
October 7, 2014

Spanish
You are entirely welcome! Sra
October 2, 2014

Spanish
1. OK 2. The verb "gustar" is best learned as meaning "to be pleasing to" because it is usually used 3rd person singular (1 thing is pleasing) and 3rd person plural (2 + things are pleasing to) = The subject is actually "a good grade" would be ...
October 2, 2014

Urgent--Spanish help! :(
First of all, I do not see YOUR answers. It looks like you would like someone else to do your homework? Not fair! Please select the answers YOU believe correct and then I will help you. I will flag this so I can come back later to see your answers. Sra
September 30, 2014

French: TO MS SUE OR ANY FRENCH HELPER
First of all, capitalize a proper name, regardless of the language. Have end punctuation where necessary. French words that require accent marks are incorrect if they are missing those accent marks. You seem unaware of the difference between the Past Tense and the Present ...
September 28, 2014

Spanish
Part I 1. either cuando (with the Subjunctive) or si (which does not) = cuando se case (whenever she marries) 2 - 4 = OK 5. la familia is singular (a collective unit) = llegue Part II 6. cómelas (drop that extraneous "s") 7. same error = ayúdala 8 & 9...
September 26, 2014

Spanish--check my answers please?
It is always a good idea to number your posts so we refer to the same one. I agree with your answers ***** and then it seems you have not selected an answer. conversations with neighbors & friends = la plaza mayor gaucho games showcase the skills of the gauchos (la Argentina) ...
September 20, 2014

Spanish
Since I don't know how far you have gotten in studying the Subjunctive, let me know where you are. There are specific reasons to use it. If it IS happening, HAS happened, WILL (for sure) happen, it is the Indicative. If there is doubt, emotion, imposition of will, etc., it...
September 18, 2014

Spanish
The Subjunctive is the "thinking person's tense." Happy to help! Part I 1. Correct in that it IS the Subjunctive, BUT the subject is "el dependiente" = él = tenga 2. OK 3. Es posible will require the Present Subjunctive & the subject is "la ...
September 18, 2014

Spanish
You never answered the first post, which I flagged so I could answer any questions you had. I still don't know if the question is asked of YOU about someone else or if it is about you. I need to know if the question asks: 1) Who recommended that dish to him, or her. or 2) ...
September 18, 2014

spanish
First of all, you should post the directions. What have you been asked to do? Without knowing that, I'm not sure what to do with this. Also, numbering them is helpful. 1. I assume there is a question, which you are to answer? If so: ¿Quién le recomendó...
September 16, 2014

Urgent: Spanish, Check Answers Please
"de nada" = You are entirely welcome! Sra
September 9, 2014

Urgent: Spanish, Check Answers Please
6. Your answer is incorrect and here is why. The subject is plural = Claudia y María = Ellas, or 3rd person plural. The verb must also be 3rd person plural. Here are the forms of ser: lst person singular = soy (yo) 2nd person singular = eres (tú) 3rd person ...
September 9, 2014

spanish please check!
It's best to always begin with the instructions of what you are to do. If you are studying the Preterit, learn the endings for regular verbs and then the irregular verbs. 1. The verb "ir" is irregular in the Preterit and looks exactly like the verb ser except the...
August 25, 2014

Spanish use of Imperfect Verbs
OK. Thanks and ¡Buena Suerte! Sra
July 26, 2014

Spanish use of Imperfect Verbs
1. But before I finish = Pero, antes de terminar... 2. You are using the vosotros,-as form? Many textbooks do not include it. If you are, here is the choice for "And I would like to give you some advice" = Y me gustaría daros algunos consejos... Párrafo...
July 26, 2014

Spanish use of Imperfect Verbs
First word is spelled "Hola,.....familias; me llamo Nick y estoy en.......de la Argentina En la mañana is better grammar with "Por la mañana..."íbamos (acento)..de las partes para las políticas = for female politicians OR para la pol&...
July 26, 2014

Spanish 3
This is a "si" clause, when "si" means "if/whether" and the English translation could be variable. If I knew (were to know, would knowo) a film star, I would ask for his/her autograph and I would put it on the wall of my room. d. the "si"...
July 25, 2014

Spanish 3
In this one (with the "si clause") the main clause (Independent) comes first and the "si clause" (in the Dependent clause) comes second. Here's the English for Mihir: We would have finished all the household chores if our mother had not returned/would ...
July 25, 2014

Spanish
I'm glad! I also have lists of verbs imposition of will, emotion, doubt, etc. and any examples you might want. Sra
July 17, 2014

Spanish
If you need the list of verbs for #1, etc., just ask. Sra
July 17, 2014

Spanish
#3. Here is another example of "Imposition of Will" which is one of the main reasons to have the Subjunctive. Have you had a good review of WHY the Subjunctive exists? It is rapidly dying out in English but still alive and well in Spanish and French. NOUN CLAUSES: ...
July 17, 2014

Spanish help
2. I suggest that YOU prepare = A / Sugiero requires the Subjunctive (Imposition of Will) 3. restaurante is misspelled. The rest is correct (compare #3 with #2) 4. salsa is not made of cheese but stuffing is = B 6. Es necesario is also Imposition of Will and requires the ...
July 16, 2014

Spanish
3. A. a double room / B has a spelling error 4. D. is the correct answer because "ve" is other the tú command for "go" or "see" The rest are correct. Again, I'll flag this so I can come back later to see if you have any other questions...
July 14, 2014

Spanish help
Good. I'm glad! Sra
July 13, 2014

Spanish help
P.S. I flagged this, so in case you have any questions, I'll come back later to check. Sra
July 13, 2014

Spanish help
2. no habrá = there will not be 3. A is correct but be sure you spell it correctly = será 4. The question asks "what WAS" (past tense) so the answer must also be in the past tense = A. 5. You selected the correct answer = will be able. B said he will (...
July 13, 2014

Spanish
There is nothing wrong with A. B could be incorrect if you are NOT referring to 2 people.' Sra
July 7, 2014

Spanish
First of all, it would be very helpful if you would number the items = 1., 2., 3., etc. The first one has 2 errors, both B & C. B. ¿Dónde está Maria? (location) C. Ella es de México. (origin) The rest are OK in the first set. In the 2nd set, the ...
July 7, 2014

Spanish
Thank you for providing the English of what you wish to say in Spanish. There are, however, some grammar problems there! 1. double negative = not doing anything...2. How is it possible = implies a question so one would expect a question mark at the end = ? 3. The number of ...
July 6, 2014

spanish
literally with the Present Perfect Tense Decide if you want familiar (tú/vosotros/vosotras), singular or plural, or formal (usted/ustedes) I'll give you the tú form: ¿Has estado estudiando tu manual de conductor? It would be more likely to use the ...
July 1, 2014

spanish
11. More likely to be: Ellos tienen tantos hijos como nosotros. (because we are comparing "ellos" to "nosotros." 13. Learn the verb "gustar" as the verb "to be pleasing" and you might have less difficulty, because it is usually used in ...
June 21, 2014

Spanish
1. used to sing OR was singing OR even sang is translated by the Imperfect Tense. = El rey que cantaba está tocando el tambor. There are two verbs for "to play." "To play a game" is "jugar" BUT "to play an instrument" is "...
June 20, 2014

Spanish Preterite/Imperfect Sentences
This is a difficult one to explain. I can onl give you examples. If you are standing in one place and what to say "something is seen FROM that spot where you are standing = desde. "From the beach I can see the hotel." "the view is wonderful from the church...
June 12, 2014

Spanish Preterite/Imperfect Sentences
3. although both "desde" and "de" are prepositions, there is a difference in meaning. "desde" means since, from, after while "de" means of, from, about. In the expression "the view was great FROM the hotel - I would then use "...
June 12, 2014

Spanish Grammar
You are entirely welcome! Any time! Sra
June 11, 2014

Spanish Grammar
A bit better with "por todo el mundo" and "Me construiría" means you don't really need "para mí" = Me construiría unas casas por toeo el mundo" = the rest seems a bit redundant. If you are building houses for yourself...
June 11, 2014

Spanish Grammar
1. Perhaps, instead of "durante" you might like "por" = for 7. Non modified nouns often use the article (el, la, los, las) = me gusta el tocino arar el desayuno) 8. In Spanish, always verify the gender (masculine/feminine) and number (singular/plural) of ...
June 11, 2014

Spanish
Yes! You have the idea. We don't worry about gender in English, but you do in other languages. Good job! Sra
June 4, 2014

Spanish
Because the questions are in English, they should be very clear to you. 1. Always check number (singular/plural) and gender (masculine/feminine) of all adjectives. "Esta muchacha" is feminine and singular BUT the adjective "bonito" is singular and masculine...
June 4, 2014

Spanish
8. I prefer it with the accent mark, but you may see it without, because, according to the rule of pronunciation, if the word ends in a vowel (a, e, i, o, u) the stress is on the next-to-last syllable. habla / hable / dame / deme ¡perfecto! Sra
May 29, 2014

Spanish
They are not the only 2 tenses used in the Past. There is the Conditional (would) = the past of the future! There are also 2 forms of the Past Subjunctive (-ra/-se) and the Perfect Tenses (have/has + past participle, would have + past participle, + the Past Perfect Subjunctive...
May 23, 2014

Spanish
First of all, you need to correct the question. The Preterit is used when the event has a beginning and an end. But "estuve" is the "yo" form and not the "it = el fin de la semana" which is "estuvo" in this case. However, the Imperfect ...
May 23, 2014

Spanish
Yes, initials would be good to know who is speaking to whom. Don't forget the accent marks, for if you are turning this on, all the words requiring accent marks will be incorrect. A ¡Hola! (2 exclamation marks) ¿Qué pasa? (2 question marks plus accent) ...
May 23, 2014

Spanish
¿En vez de "aquí' considera "allí"? (línea 4) En la frase penúltima es necesario tener "que" o: La característica más singular es que el mihrab se enfrenta...... o La característica más...
May 21, 2014

Spanish
Did you do this backwards? The numbers come first and then th e corresponding letter! However, it looks like you got them all! Here's what I have: 1. d 2. g 3. a 4. e 5. f 6. b 7. c Sra
May 21, 2014

Spanish
Please allow me to explain the difference between "help" and "do." You are NOT asking for help but asking me to DO the work for you. That I will NOT do. First of all, get a good dictionary. Look up each word trying to find one of the choices below (a, b, ...
May 21, 2014

Spanish 2
1. You can also use the Imperfect = Compraba (unos/los) libros para los estudiantes. IF you must use a direct ot indirect object pronoun, and those were the instructions = Les compraba libros para (a) los estudiantes. 2. correct but with pronoun = El desayuno, lo hemos comido...
May 20, 2014

Spanish 2
#1. There is a difference between "el cine" = the movie theater and "la película" = the movie/film. #2. Again, you might use the imperfect = Ibamos al parque. #3. Hicieron la tarea = just another way. Sra
May 19, 2014

Spanish 2
Since you do not give more explicit directions, merely saying "Rewrite in Spanish" #1 is one way. Another way is with the imperfect which translates I used to eat, I was eating = comía... #2. This is merely the masculine singular form of the adjective OR the ...
May 19, 2014

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