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July 23, 2014

Posts by SraJMcGin


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

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

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: Wh...

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 Subju...

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....

Spanish help
Good. I'm glad! Sra

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

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 (d...

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

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 inc...

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 veh...

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 Pret...

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 t...

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 "toc...

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....

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 "d...

Spanish Grammar
You are entirely welcome! Any time! Sra

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...

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 al...

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

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...

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

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...

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 i...

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) ...

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...

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

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, et...

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....

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

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 y...

Spanish (Please help me)
The answers are on the first one I so, so please go there. Sra

Spanish
Yes, of course you could! Sra

Spanish
First of all you need to learn how to do tú (or familiar) commands, both affirmative and negative. Regular verbs look like the 3rd person singular in the affirmative (hablar = habla)(comer = come) (vivir = vive) BUT in the negative they use the Subjunctive, which is bas...

Spanish
13. Sorry, I misread that and didn't realize that "estudiar" was there twice. You were correct then, as this is the entire sentence: Nosotros tenemos que estudiar español cada día pero anoche estudiamos biología también. My error! Sorr...

Spanish
1 - 6 = perfect 7 = por, because it means "in a period of time" 8 = perfect 9 = por = "for the sake of" / NOTE: often, in place of "para" you can substitute "a" and in place of "por" you can substitute "porque" 10 = c...

Spanish
los toros son espantosos y de mal genio. How to use a dictionary: 1. take the Engtlish word and look up all the Spanish possibilities and write those down. 2. mean = medio, humilde, obscuro, andrajoso, raído, mezquino, tacaño, inferior, pobre, vil, ruin, innoble,...

Spanish
Paragraph 2 = Son cinco compañeras might better be Eran? #3 los toros me dan miedo. (son de miedo y media? = not sure what you were saying there) Sra Again, I'll flag this and come back later, in case y ou have any questions.

Spanish Proofreading
That looks so much better! The first should have been "teníamos mucha diversión" but I like what you did with it better! Sra

Spanish Proofreading
la nieve = feminine/singular so the adjective must be also = rara esperé a mis padres = personal a" only, no clause relater "que" La Señora Andrews = when speaking about her, the honorific article is used (for politeness) por = on behalf of her dau...

French
retourner = to go back return, because "rendre" is to return an unwanted item! tous les sites que (not qui) and what is "sur le mien" supposed to mean (on mine) D'abord, irais (je is the subject, not il/elle)...to learn? = pour apprendre plus = to learn...

Spanish
Sra is the abbreviation for Señora! I am not a "sir!: Yes, of course, I'll help you. I have flagged your 3 questions so I can come back to see if you have any further questions. Sra

Spanish
Both correct! Sra

Spanish
Although you did not letter the choices, it is the last one = D, for #1 #2 is correct. Sra

Spanish
What noun are you referring to? la computadora = singular, feminine. the only choice is D = la Sra

Spanish
yes. Sra

Spanish
Yes, for both! ¡Buen trabajo! Sra

French
It could depend upon your level of French, but that was an excellent question, showing you notice things! Sra (aka Mme)

French
There are actually two "h's" in French. In th e dictionary, when you see an asterisk (*) it means that that is a "voiced/sounded" h. Ordinarily, the "h" is unvoiced/unsounded, as Ms. Sue explained. Then the first sound you hear is the "vo...

Spanish 2
Any time! Sra

Spanish 2
1. los chicos is plural so the verb must be as well = han 2. ha limpiado. With the Present Perfect Tense only half is the verb haber. The 2nd half is the past participle or -do form = ha limpiado 3. ha visto (some past participles are irregular and do not end in -do. Regular v...

Spanish
It is a pleasure to work with you, Ana! Sra

Spanish
Part I - Subjuntivo y Indicativo 1. If the main verb is one of emotion, it requires the Subjunctive. to have fear = emotion + mentir in the Subunctive is A. mienta 2 - 7 = perfect 8. When there is a judgment call "it's impossible" there is also the Subjunctive = ...

Spanish
About the only thing to do is to memorize the "exceptions;" use them often enough and you will remember them. Analyze what type of learner you are: visual, audial, kinesthetic and then you will know what works best: color-coding, hearing or physically "walking&q...

Spanish
Part I = excelente; be sure you know that #3 says his/her/their grandparents and not YOUR (tus) Part II = #7 gente is feminine and singular = tanta gente #10 = tan bien como... párrafo = en un restaurante español, pido (el) postre y café. (pedir means to a...

French
salesclerk = (actually the word for seller) man = vendeur lady = vendeuse Sra (aka Mme) I'll flag this in case you have any questions. Often, when you can't find the word you want in a dictionary, try a synonym.

Spanish
OK. I am unflagging it because you seem to have no questions. Sra

Spanish
Part I 1. estáis is the vosotros/vosotras form, which is the plural tú or plural familiar so the answer should be plural, as it would be if the verb had been están ustedes. - estamos estudiando 4. IS ustedes so again, the answer must be plural = estamos ac...

Spanish
You are entirely welcome! Sra

Spanish
#4. Because the question uses the future "tendrá" it might be better to answer with that same tense = tendré #7. With an infinitive, you have 2 choic3es for the placement of object pronouns. Either in front of the conjugated verb = "Enrique te lo q...

french
You are entirely welcome! Sra

french
1. The verb "to pass/spend the time doing someething" (s'amuser à) requires the preposition "à" before an infinitive. 2. The verb "comprendre" does not require a preposition before a following infinitive. 3. The placement of the ...

Spanish- Sin a or a
OOPS. I forgot about the exceptions to the exceptions! I believe it is BEST to always use the personal "a" with alguien and nadie. That means #1, 2, 4, 7 are all best with the personal a. You don't have an example of using the personal "a" with the verb...

Spanish- Sin a or a
This exercise has to do with using "personal a" in front of a person, family pet or anything else you would like to "personalize." 1. correct (because you do not have a definite person in mind; this person is indefinitie) 2. yes, if you have someone in mind...

spanish
Actually, it is as soon as I see it! Please learn how to do accent marks on the computer. I can show you how if I know 2 things. 1. Do you have a PC or a Mac and 2. Do you have Windows or not? You have not asked for HELP because that means you attempt it and then I correct it....

Espanol
¡perfecto! Sra

Spanish
Part I 1. the subject is vosotras so you need the form of estar that goes with that subject = estáis invitando 2. & 3. both correct Part II 1. correct 2. since the subject is nosotros, the pronoun must match = Estamos concentrándonos... 3. correct etán to ...

Spanish Help please
Please begin with the instructions/directions you were given to do these exercises. 1. A script would work better. A. 2. correct except specials = especiales 3. This is the difference between the imperfecto = we were saying, we used to say and the pretérito = we did say...

Spanish Help
Please, always begin with the directions you are given. I "guess" you are merely to answer the questions? 1. I doubt they took it from you but gave it to you? D. 2, 3, 4 correct with accent on sótano 5. correct 6. Do you see "para" in the question? N...

Spanish
The word order is what you need to see. When there is both a direct object pronoun and an indirect object pronoun, the indirect comes first, before the direct. Direct Object Pronouns: me, te, lo, la, nos, os, los, las Indirect Object Pronouns: me, te, le, nos, os, les. Note th...

Spanish 2
It has now been 2 days with no answer from you. I am unflagging this, so I will not be back. Sra

Spanish 2
Because the directions require that you use direct and indirect object pronouns, your answers are all wrong. Direct Object Pronouns: me, te, lo, la, nos, os, los, las Indirect Object Pronouns: me, te, le, nos, os, les Notice that they look alike except for lo, lo, los, las & l...

Basic Spanish
Was this a serious request? It has been 2 days and no response. Sra

Basic Spanish
To help you, I would need to know what you are studying at the time. Which would be more important to you --- verbs or grammar. Both are important, and usually you will study verbs and grammar for each lesson. It would help to know the Textbook you have, to know the approach S...

John
You are entirely welcome! Glad you understand it better now. Sra

John
Answering questions is very difficult for most students. Here is how I suggest you "tackle" them: 1. Look at the Spanish : ¿Qué han hecho Uds. hoy? 2. Translate it into English: What have you all dine today? 3. ANSWER FIRST IN ENGLISH: We have walked to...

Spanish help
1. perfect 2. tuyo is the long form adjective which follows the noun. What you need is the pronoun = el tuyo (C) 3. The subject and the verb MUST match = ellos mostraron (C). You selected the singular verb. 4. - 6. perfect 7. uno debe (one should/people should/w/they, etc.) re...

French Pronunciation
de rien = you're welcome! Sra, aka Mme

French Pronunciation
Yes. However the Académie Française exaggerates the end, so instead of "danse" which is one syllable (the "a" pronounced "ahhh" of course), it would be "dan-se" (dahhnsuh) or two syllables. This makes French a bit more diff...

Spanish Help please
Both 1 and 2 are correct. Sra

Spanish Help please
1. = perfecto 2. When you see "te" as part of the verb, you need a Reflexive Verb. The correct answer is B (portarse = to behave) 3. = perfecto 4. = Did you see the "ellos" referring to the Grandparents (they)? The answer is B. 5. & 6. = perfectos 7. "...

Spanish Help
1 and 2 are perfect. 3 has a problem. Always look carefully at the verb in the question = you all ate (plural) because you answered "you ate" (singular). If you have difficulty answering questions in Spanish (and many students do), try this: 1. look at the Spanish qu...

Spanish Help please
1 - 6 = perfecto 7 = No, you have the correct answer. 8 - 10 = perfecto ¡Buen trabajo! Sra

Spanish 2
Other than the accent on Mamá, yes your answer is correct! Sra

Spanish 2
#1 Did you notice that the subject is plural = Mis amigos iban #2 Accent on Mamá #3 Mi hermano y yo = nosotros (plural) bebíamos #4 OK #5 OK Sra

Spanish
Word order for a question is first the question word (who, what why) if there is one then the verb, followed by the subject pronoun and then the rest of the information. Then, don't forget to conjugate the verb to go with the subject pronoun. Strait word order = tú ...

Spanish
¡perfecto! Sra

Spanish Composition
YES. DISFRUTAR DE = means to enjoy something and when you say what it is, the "de" is required I still don't know what you intended to say with "se romperá." Sra

Spanish Composition
Since I don't come to the Homework Board any longer, I depend on anything's being sent to me. Just received this. 2nd lie, I believe you are mentioning all girls. Remember that all adjectives have the same number (singular/plural) and gender (masculine/feminine) as the...

spanish
Another problem in that there are no underlined words! 1. se separaron 2. mal 3. celosa 4. inmaturo (check spelling if immature) 5. discute 6. se odian 7. deprimida It looks like your story will use the opposite meanings from the original. Sra

spanish
When you post online, the very FIRST thing to let us know would be the instructions of what you are to do in the exercise. I "assume" you are to use the vocabulary at the very beginning IN the paragraph? From your answers, I hesitate to "guess" what you are...

Spanish
Make a list of all those irregular preterite verb forms. Find anything that rhymes. You can write very short sentences with other words that are easier to rhyme. Were you required to have a tune? That is less important. Could you use a tune everyone knows - Happy Birthday come...

Spanish
You are entirely welcome, Eric! Sra

Spanish
2. Before you conjugate any verb, be sure you have seen the SUBJECT. Here it is Los directores (ellos) están enviando... 4. It's best to have a comma after Sí, Sra

Spanish
3. Is fine with sus because here are all the meanings: your (formal Ud., Uds.), his, her, their... ¡perfecto! Sra

Spanish 2
#2 . Note the plural subject "Elena y yo" = "nosotros" = fuimos #3. Mi hermano = MY brother (not I) = se duchó #5. Again, a plural subject = Mis amigos = Ellos = tuvieron Sra

Spanish
¡perfecto! Sra

Spanish
P.S. Don't forget the accent mark on "más que" Sra

Spanish
Right you are on #2, if you had to use the choices provided! Sra

Spanish
The vocabulary exercise is perfect. In the 2nd part, with the comparative, I see no number 1? 2 = tan despacio como (with an adjective or adverb, tan...+adverb/adjective...como, is required. The rest are correct. In the third exercise, 8 is best with "matar" which is...

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