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August 3, 2015

Posts by SraJMcGin


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French - SraJMcGin
Do you want to redo it so I can be sure we caught everything? Sra (aka Mme)
July 27, 2015

French - SraJMcGin
word order is bad = Vous entrez dans seul Vous entrez seul dans... Emily Carr In = not "in" but "dans" Meursault qui est caractère = est im/// space before "mais" not clear here = autour etla société. ITt's a bit jumbled ...
July 27, 2015

French - SraJMcGin
You need clause relater "que" here: montre le signe de l'isolement est = montre que le signe I'm lost in this sentence and can't figure out exatly what you wanted to say = Il ne fait vouloir aucune annonce d'intérêt aucune se relier et ...
July 25, 2015

French - SraJMcGin
1. Vous pouvez entrer pour obtenir...et éprouver (after the preposition you need 2 infinitives) 2. c'est un pays 3. Here only the speaker can decide if it is Indicative or Subjunctive......mais il serait (the voyage is the subject of both verbs) 4. Because you are ...
July 24, 2015

French - SraJMcGin
You are entirely welcome. Sra (aka Mme)
July 23, 2015

French - SraJMcGin
Peut-être vers 18h00 le soir OR Peut-être que j'arriverai vers 18h00 le soir. The 2nd sentence is fine. In the 3rd, what does "elle" refer to? Cela would work = ainsi que cela, etc. In the last "verra" refers to il/elle/on and should be ...
July 23, 2015

French - SraJMcGin
With an email, it is not necessary to have a salutation. Just look at any email you get for a pattern. The difference has to do with the "part of speech." Peut-être is an adverb which usually follows the verb. (maybe/perhaps) while Peut-être que is at the...
July 23, 2015

french SraMcGin - If my answers are correct
Thank you for the correct accent marks. This is a joy to read! 1. ok 2. ok 3. son auto is masculine, singlar = le mien 4. ok 5. ok 6. this is singular so drop the final "s" = le sien Well done! :) Sra (aka Mme)
July 23, 2015

french
1. That would depend upon the directions you were given. If you wish to "cover all bases" you might put both: ne pas manger / ne mange/mangez pas 2. I will always look at your answers if I see them. Your sentences: 1. You need to know if "tu" is masculine ...
July 22, 2015

french
"N'ont-ils guère travaillé." IS correct, with the proper accent marks. The proper way to say "Do not run" is "Ne courez pas" or "Ne cours pas. (formal or familiar) "Est-ce que (qu')" is used to ask a question, ...
July 22, 2015

french
Sorry a glitch caused this to post before I was finished! Elle ne m'avait téléphoné que deux fois. - She had telephoned me only twice. c. Each part of ni...ni precedes the word or words stressed. L'eau n'était ni chaude ni froide. - The ...
July 22, 2015

french
First of all, I resist reading French without the proper accents. Secondly, there are so many questions here that I hope I catch them all. Why not just do one post with numbered questions? (1, 2, 3, etc.) NEGATIVES: 1. In simple sentences, "ne" precedes the verb and...
July 22, 2015

french
Your instructions merely said negative. That is usually "ne...pas" but then you mention "ni...ni." Please clarify those instructions because there are other negative words as well. N'a-t-elle pas de frères et de soeurs? OR N'a-t-elle ni fr&...
July 22, 2015

french
Note that your teacher wants you to delve into this with searches on the Internet. Among the many cites you might visit, this is one of the "easiest" to understand: http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/cyrano/themes.html Sra (aka Mme)
July 21, 2015

french
I'll check later to see what you have done. Sra (aka Mme)
July 21, 2015

french
Yes, what is YOUR opinion about Cyrano's panache? How does he show that, for example. Sra (aka Mme)
July 21, 2015

french
Exactly. Your teacher wants you to give your opinion, using at least 3 examples of the Subjunctive. I'll flag this and come back later to w what you have done. Sra (aka Mme)
July 21, 2015

francais (french)
1. keep the pour and delete "la" = pour laquelle 2. à laquelle 3. de laquelle 4. à laquelle 5. pour lesquelles Please study these answers and be sure you know WHY. I'll come back again in case you don't understand why you missed them all. My ...
July 20, 2015

francais (french)
Please don't forget to put the accents where they belong! 1. Decide which preposition you need here because you can not have both "pour" and "de"plus who is the subject? Margo or il? As it is, this sentence makes no sense. 2. Voilà has an accent ...
July 20, 2015

French
Please don't forget te necessary accents! à propos 1. OK if you fix the à 2. envoyé 3. n'écrit 4. quitté & être + à 5. à + donné 6. frère + "disques" desquels (il a tient?) 7. loué...
July 19, 2015

French SraJMcGin
Where are your sentences? In the Reviews I gave you examples that you could follow! Sra (aka Mme)
July 17, 2015

French SraJMcGin
REVIEW #5 = The Perfect Subjunctive (and the final Review of the Subjunctive) The Perfect Subjunctive is formed by combining the Present Subjunctive of AVOIR or ÊTRE and the Past Participle of the verb. 2. As the Subjunctive equivalent of the passé composé...
July 17, 2015

French SraJMcGin
REVIEW #4: Other Uses of the Subjunctive: The Subjunctive is used after certain CONJUNCTIONS: afin que = in order that, so that pour que = in order that, so that avant que = before à moins que …..ne = unless bien que = although quoique = although de crainte pas&#...
July 17, 2015

French SraJMcGin
REVIEW #3: The Subjunctive with Expressions of EMOTION, WISHING & DOUBT: The Subjunctive is used in the Dependent Clause, when the subject of the dependent clause is DIFFERENT from the subject of the main clause, and it it is introduced by clause relater “que/qu’&#...
July 17, 2015

French SraJMcGin
DRAT : There are typos in Review #2. This old computer often skips letters and other times types a letter twice! Please correct "demmage" to "dommage" I think you can figure out the rest: there is Indicative and certaine somewhere! Sorry! Sra (aka Mme)
July 17, 2015

French SraJMcGin
REVIEW #2 = Why the Present Siubjunctive exists: 1. Subjunctive After Impersonal Expressions; If these Impersonal Expressions show certainty, or probability or fact, there is no Subjunctive. Impersonal Expressions that show doubt, opinion, judgment that use the Subjunctive: il...
July 17, 2015

French SraJMcGin
I have no idea why that posted before I even finished! For regular -er verbs (parler), -ir verbs (finir) and -re verbs (répondre) 1. Drop the -ant of the Present Partitive and add the endings -e, -es, -e, -ions, -iez, -ent. These endings are the same for all verbs, ...
July 17, 2015

French SraJMcGin
OK. Here's a Review of the Subjunctive. regular -
July 17, 2015

French SraJMcGin
Also, I thought I mentioned that there is no agreement of the past participlé "fait" with a preceding object pronoun. Sra (aka Mme)
July 16, 2015

French SraJMcGin
All object pronouns go in front of the verb faire and in the usual order for an affirmative sentence. J'ai fait laver la voiture. = I had the car washed Je l'ai fait laver. = I had it washed. J'ai fait laver la voiture par (or à) David. = I had the car ...
July 16, 2015

French - SraJMcGin
Hopefully you found my post with that. Sra (aka Mme)
July 16, 2015

French - SraJMcGin
correct! Sra (aka Mme)
July 16, 2015

French - SraJMcGin
Don't forget the accents! 2. Après 3. écrire 4. poème They look good otherwise! Sra (aka Mme) But I'll flag this and come back later, just in case.
July 16, 2015

french
Sorry, but there is a typo here Ne me lo parle pas) the "lo" should be "le" for le français Sra (aka Mme
July 15, 2015

french
Order someone to do a task, which you make up, using the imperative. There will be 10 sentences when you are finished. Use 1 example of the "faire causatif" Fais laver la voiture. (ne fais pas laver la voiture) Use 1 example of "verbes de perception" &...
July 15, 2015

french
Of course I will, but I don't see it here? Sra (aka Mme)
July 14, 2015

french
vivez is for vous and you need for either la population (vive) OR 3 milliards de personnes/elles (vivent) la or une pauvreté? If "certains" is th e subject...qu'ils ;'économie, les gouvernements et la corruption (best for the nouns to have their...
July 14, 2015

Spanish
en el venía = what is that supposed to say? en el verano?" cuando el verano vendría. = Not the Conditional but Imperfect = venía. not iría = Conditional but Imperfect = iba era que íbamos = yu need to add those 2 words after "...
July 13, 2015

Spanish
Isn't this the first paragraph that is to be entirely in the IMPERFECT? Did you look at the corrections I did on the separate sentences? haría needs to be hacía / I see the exact same mistakes in this paragraph that I corrected above in the numbered sentences...
July 13, 2015

Spanish
Actually I was expecting to see an essay with 2 paragraphs. I do not see that so I'm not sure what to do with each sentence! When you say "wrong form" I have no idea why that is there? I'll take each sentence and try to make some sense out of it. Either a 2-...
July 13, 2015

french
OK. I just received this at 5:51 pm PST. Here is what you have: 1. Indicative. No Subjunctive since you are certain/sure. 2. Subjunctive because you asking what someone believes. You can not predict the answer. 3. Indicative because someone is stating a fact. Sra (aka Mme) I&#...
July 13, 2015

french
Sorry I couldn't get back last night, but the answer is on the other poatt. same verb means être, but in the form to go with the subject. Nous sommes venus (assuming "nous" is not all female, but all male or a mixed group. Elles sont venues = plural AND ...
July 8, 2015

french
Just the last one is both feminine and PLURAL = Elles sont venues Oh, oh, I see you got the past participle on the other 3 but NTOT the fact that "nous" is also plural and the auxiliary/helping verb must agree with that subject = nous sommes venus (and this assuming ...
July 8, 2015

french
First of all, it was not easy finding a good explanation about your first question. Q: Why is there an l' in phrases like ce que l'on dit ("what people say") and si l'on veut ("if one wants to")? A: The easy answer is that the l' is there ...
July 8, 2015

french
C'est pour le son: l'on (après avec accent grave) où aussi. Sra (aka Mme)
July 8, 2015

Spanish
de nada; ha sido un placer Sra
July 6, 2015

Spanish
el verano más vieja? First of all I'm not sure I want to say "the oldest summer?" and if you do, the adjective can not be feminine singular. How abotut " el verano sólo no es lo mismo." Drop the "más viaja" Everything else...
July 6, 2015

Spanish
Instead of "Amo" = Me encantan = is more idiomatic...en el verano (the noun is better with its article) excited = emocionado school would not leave/exit but be finished = terminaría Abuelos should not be capitalized = abuelos Una (captitalized) de las cosas m&...
July 6, 2015

french
First of all, this is listed under "Homework Help" BUT you have not done any thinking at all, as far as I can see. It looks like you have merely posted what YOU are to do? We do not do your homework for you. This happens to be one of my favorite poems from my ...
July 3, 2015

Spanish
However #12 had an error. se caía MUST have an accent mark on the i! Sra
June 16, 2015

Spanish
Before you post anything, it's best to list the Instructions so we know for sure what you are supposed to do. If there is an example, model, it's best to see that as well. 11. correct 12. Look at the main verb, which is in the Imperfect. Therefore you must also select ...
June 16, 2015

FRENCH!
I deleted the other posts from my computer but they should still be o Jishka. Sra (aka Mme) Since I see no questions here, I will also delete this post.
June 16, 2015

FRENCH!
To avoid all the skimming up and down, with my failing eyesight, it would be helpful to have your French immediately after the English. This way, I can't be sure I see, and or remember, everything. 1. You have written the verb for a male. Here it is for a female: je suis ...
June 16, 2015

French, foreign languages
Here is what I suggest you do: 1. Look at the scrambled sentence & look up any words you do not kn ow. 2. Write what you believe to be the correct French sentence. 3. Translate it into English, because it MUST make sense in both languages. 1. Here is what you have written: ...
June 14, 2015

French, foreign languages
Don't forget the accent maark on être. 1. The adjective must be plural "casual" to aagree with the plural noun = casuels. Check your spelling! 2. ok 3. 2 verbs here are a "run on" = devrai serai. je devrai être OR je serai. You still haven&#...
June 14, 2015

FRENCH!
No Response. I am deleting this. Sra (aka Mme)
June 14, 2015

FRENCH!
1. If you saya here you are going, you need to "to" = I went to the library, etc. IF your name is feminine, the verb in the Passé Composé with être as the auxiliar/helping verb = Je suis allée au camping. 2. Je suis allée a la p&...
June 14, 2015

FRENCH!
No further respon se. I am deleting this. Sra (aka Mme)
June 14, 2015

FRENCH!
1. If you are female, it is "je suis allée" (add an "e") 2. allée again I meant you also had to add an additional "e" for female. Past Participles conjugated with être agree in number and gender with the subject. 3. tremp&...
June 14, 2015

FRENCH!
Monday: sorry but I had to shut down right after checking #4. 1. I need to know if you are female because then the Passé Composé would be "je suis allé 2. same for the verb 3. Because you said "I was" that requires the Past Tense and l'...
June 14, 2015

FRENCH!
Sorry! I never saw #4! 4. mes cousins (male, male & female) or cousines (feminine only) Sra (aka Mme) Good thing I came back before I stopped for the evening?!!
June 14, 2015

FRENCH!
1. ONly one error and that is the accent aigu on the Past Participle = regardé. 2. good 3. If "it" is masculine singular you are correct. BUT if it is feminine singular, there is agreement of the Past Participle with a preceding direct object and it would be &...
June 14, 2015

French, foreign languages
Not having read whatever you read, I hope you have completeed the sentences correctly. Thank you for numbering! 1. good 2. good 3. good 4. good 5. good 6. I believe you forgot the last word? 7. good 8. Unfinished sentence? 9. good 10. good I'll flag this too, although it ...
June 13, 2015

French, foreign languages
Again, if they were numbered, it would be much easier for me. Unnumbered it is SO difficult to keep track of where I am, having to shift my eyes up and down, etc. 1. Because of the negeative, change des to de = pas de guerres. 2. j'obtendrais (liason = 2 vowels together). ...
June 13, 2015

French, foreign languages
No Response. I am deleting this. Sra (aka Mme)
June 13, 2015

French, foreign languages
Did you study each Review Sheet carefully? The placement is very importantt. When in doubt, Object Prtonouns usually go in FRONT of the conjugated verb. When #2 uses the Passé Composé, you must keep that. #2. Mes parents nous les ont achetés. NOTE: Have ...
June 13, 2015

French, foreign languages
No 2. Mes parents nous les ont achetés 3. Nous les leur avons demandés Sra (aka Mme)
June 12, 2015

French, foreign languages
#5 Now, finally I'll look at your questions. Now I see you ARE working with the Passé Composé. BUT I need to see the directions you were given, any examaple and what you have TRIED (if anything.) These are not really questions, just sentences. I don't ...
June 12, 2015

French, foreign languages
#4 Double Object Pronouns: DOUBLE OBJECT PRONOUNS: Double object pronouns, like single object pronouns are placed directly before the verb, except in the affirmative imperative. ORDER OF OBJECT PRONOUNS BEFORE THE VERB: me > le (l') > lui > y > en + verb te >...
June 12, 2015

French, foreign languages
#3 Special Verbs with Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns: FRENCH DIRECT & INDIRECT PRONOUNS: SPECIAL VERBS: DIRECT OBJECTS: The verbs écouter ( to listen to), regarder (to look at), chercher (to look for), attendre (to wait for) and demander (to ask for) take a direct ...
June 12, 2015

French, foreign languages
# 2 Here are the Indirect Object Pronouns: FRENCH INDIRECT OBJECTS: INDIRECT OBJECT PRONOUNS IN FRENCH: me (m) = me, to, for, at, from me te (t’) = you, to, for, at, from you (familiar, singular) lui = him, to, for, at, from him (it - masculine singular) lui = her, to, ...
June 12, 2015

French, foreign languages
Let's begin by looking at the Object Pronouns separately first and then what to do when you them together (Une Revue). Then when you post, I need to see all your instructions, plus any model/example you were given (that is, if you have one). Then you should try yourself ...
June 12, 2015

French
1. problèmes (needs to be plural)..... il ét était difficile de me faire... 2. looks good 3. there are arcades and arcades. An arcade for shopping has the boutiques, etc. You are referring to an arcade with games. I'm not sure how to say that so I was ...
June 7, 2015

French
Don't forget the reason for 3 "e's" in French. It has to do with the pronunciation: e = uh / é = a (first letter of American alphabet) / è = eh. the word "élève" has all 3 "e's." It is not accent aigu but ...
June 7, 2015

Spanish 3
I can finally see. They look perfect! Sra I'll flag this and come back tomorrow when my eyes are no longer dilated.
June 3, 2015

French
1, 2, 3 = correct 4. Jacky cuisine (to cook food is cuire = cuit).... 5. est content. PAST 1, 2 = correct 3. again, when talking about cooking food, cuire is better. Il aimaitt cuire. 4. un mets is also a plate/dish of food. 5. perfect Again, I'll flag these in case you ...
June 2, 2015

French
1. parfait! 2. To tell someone's age, use "avoir" so liter ally it looks like She has 15 years." = Elle a quinze ans. 3. from = de = Elle est de Mauritane. 4. Elle va en Californie. 5. "vivre" is to live and to breathe / habiter or demeurer mean to...
June 2, 2015

French
Please check with your teacher. You must have misunderstood something because there is no "je" form looking like "mangeions." There IS however a "nous" form in the Imperfect looking like "mangions!" Please get back to me with what she ...
June 1, 2015

French
I don't understand what your teacher was trying to tell you. Did she provide any examples? Since I no longer have your original post; did you provide the exact instructions you were given BEFORE you did the exercise? That is always the most important thing. As I recall ...
June 1, 2015

French
1. Je le mange chaque semaine. 2. J'aime lire. Je lis chaque jour. 3. Je déteste les lézards. Je les déteste parce qu'ils sont dégoûtants. I'll flag this and come back later to see if you have any questions. Sra (aka Mme) PS ...
May 28, 2015

Spanish
This statement does not make sense! Please explain what you are doing with the Subjunctive. Is the Subject singular or plural, familiar or formal. Sra
May 26, 2015

Spanish
You are entirely welcome! Sra
May 23, 2015

Spanish
1. correct 2. correct 3. correct 4. correct 5. not enough here to know for sure? I'll flag this and come back later to see if you have questions. Sra
May 23, 2015

Spanish Check
1. perfecto (although I'd also capitalize "perfect" = Perfect 2. Delete the "me" = Mis amigos habrían llegado. It is the helping verb "haber" that needs to be in the Conditional. 3. The Future is: Usted hará la tarea. (hacer in ...
May 19, 2015

Spanish Check
If you don't know how to make accent marks on a computer, I need to know 2 things. 1) do you have a PC or a Mac and 2) do you have Windows or not. 1. Estudiaré = the accent mark must be there on the ending. 2. made = Past tense and you translated it correctly. makes...
May 19, 2015

Spanish
1. Present because it happens every year. This is the Passive Voice = it is celebrated... 2. correct but the entire sentence is not correct 3. That first word is probably "Traiga" and that is a command 4. correct 5. correct 6. correct 7. correct I'll flag this ...
May 16, 2015

Francais
You are entirely welcome! Sra (aka Mme)
May 6, 2015

Francais
1. Don't forget the liason = le + aime = l'aime 2. Check eggs = singular? l'oeuf or plural les oeufs (you forgot the s) = correct 3. Mes is plural and so is grands-parents so it's Je LES visite... 4. Notice the Possessive Adjective "SA" which is ...
May 6, 2015

Spanish 3
Why are noises heard some times from way inside Popocatépetl. (that is a live volcano. Sra
May 6, 2015

Spanish 3
What is your question? The grammar is correct. What do you know about Santiago de Compostela? This is why thousands of religious pilgrims go to Santiago De Compostela, in the city of Galicia. According to tradition, that is where the tomb of the Apostle Santiago, Patron Saint ...
May 6, 2015

spanish 3
Whether you are aware of it or not, this exercise is the difference between the Preterit (over & done with) and the Imperfect (over & over or ongoing). 1. In the question, delete one of the "el" words. Ayer yo iba = implies that you WERE goING (and perhaps never ...
May 6, 2015

spanish 3
1. No. If you were giving that order to Jaime, you would see a comma for direct address = Jaime, dáselo. BUT here the b est is "Jaime le da un regalo a su hermano = Jaime se lo da. 2. No. This one is correct! You could also add the preceding indirect object pronoun...
May 6, 2015

French
1. You forgot the word "between" = Le rat est entre le lit et le mur. (Each noun should have its own article) 2. The English does not have the last word. BTW, if the English were right after or before the French, it would be very helpful. It wastes time searching up ...
May 5, 2015

French
3.) Stanislas le menace les critiqueurs. (I'm confused of what you mean) Why do you have the "le" in the first place? If y ou want to say "He menaces THEM (les critiqueurs) then you might have "les" which is plural, in place of "le" or ...
May 3, 2015

French
1. OK 2. OK 3. "le menace" = the object is not singular but plural = les (les critiqueurs) or leave that out altogether 4. Bientôt (accent circonflexe) 5. "cuire" is usually used for food 6. "aidé" looks like half of the Passé ...
May 3, 2015

Spanish
de nada; es un placer aytudarte. Sra
May 2, 2015

Spanish
Paragraph 1: A modified noun should also have the article = La cultura hispana... la cultura americana cree (not the yo form)... rather than "deseando" same form as the first(parallel construction) = un deseo... cuán difícil or lo difícil que...
May 2, 2015

French
The "je" form has no command. The commands are familiar (tu), formal (vous) and the "let's form (nous) Sra (aka Mme)
May 2, 2015

French
1. If it were the tu form, you would see the tu = tu prends and the same for je = je prends. Because this is an -re verb, the tu command looks like "prends" so therefore you are looking at the familiar (tu) affirmative command! 2. acheter is an -er verb but with the ...
May 2, 2015

Spanish 3
1. correct 2. correct 3. No. You selected the pronoun and you must find the direct-object pronoun for "el español" = B. Lo comprendemos. 4. No. You are looking for BOTH a direct and an indirect-object pronoun. A. Se la digo. (la is for "la verdad" ...
May 1, 2015

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