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September 1, 2014

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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

Spanish (Please help me)
The answers are on the first one I so, so please go there. Sra
May 16, 2014

Spanish
Yes, of course you could! Sra
May 16, 2014

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 ...
May 16, 2014

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! ...
May 15, 2014

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 = ...
May 15, 2014

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...
May 8, 2014

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.
May 8, 2014

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
May 4, 2014

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 ...
May 4, 2014

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...
May 4, 2014

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
May 3, 2014

Spanish
Both correct! Sra
May 3, 2014

Spanish
Although you did not letter the choices, it is the last one = D, for #1 #2 is correct. Sra
May 3, 2014

Spanish
What noun are you referring to? la computadora = singular, feminine. the only choice is D = la Sra
May 3, 2014

Spanish
yes. Sra
May 3, 2014

Spanish
Yes, for both! ¡Buen trabajo! Sra
May 3, 2014

French
It could depend upon your level of French, but that was an excellent question, showing you notice things! Sra (aka Mme)
May 2, 2014

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 "...
May 2, 2014

Spanish 2
Any time! Sra
May 1, 2014

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 ...
May 1, 2014

Spanish
It is a pleasure to work with you, Ana! Sra
April 30, 2014

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 = ...
April 30, 2014

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&...
April 25, 2014

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 ...
April 25, 2014

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.
April 20, 2014

Spanish
OK. I am unflagging it because you seem to have no questions. Sra
April 17, 2014

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 ...
April 17, 2014

Spanish
You are entirely welcome! Sra
April 10, 2014

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 ...
April 10, 2014

french
You are entirely welcome! Sra
April 3, 2014

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 ...
April 3, 2014

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...
April 3, 2014

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...
April 3, 2014

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...
April 2, 2014

Espanol
¡perfecto! Sra
April 2, 2014

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 ...
April 2, 2014

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...
April 1, 2014

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? ...
April 1, 2014

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 ...
March 28, 2014

Spanish 2
It has now been 2 days with no answer from you. I am unflagging this, so I will not be back. Sra
March 25, 2014

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 & ...
March 25, 2014

Basic Spanish
Was this a serious request? It has been 2 days and no response. Sra
March 23, 2014

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 ...
March 23, 2014

John
You are entirely welcome! Glad you understand it better now. Sra
March 17, 2014

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...
March 17, 2014

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.) ...
March 15, 2014

French Pronunciation
de rien = you're welcome! Sra, aka Mme
March 14, 2014

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 ...
March 14, 2014

Spanish Help please
Both 1 and 2 are correct. Sra
March 12, 2014

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. "...
March 12, 2014

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 ...
March 11, 2014

Spanish Help please
1 - 6 = perfecto 7 = No, you have the correct answer. 8 - 10 = perfecto ¡Buen trabajo! Sra
March 11, 2014

Spanish 2
Other than the accent on Mamá, yes your answer is correct! Sra
March 6, 2014

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
March 6, 2014

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 ...
February 23, 2014

Spanish
¡perfecto! Sra
February 10, 2014

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
February 6, 2014

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...
February 6, 2014

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
February 5, 2014

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...
February 5, 2014

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 ...
February 2, 2014

Spanish
You are entirely welcome, Eric! Sra
January 29, 2014

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
January 29, 2014

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