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February 27, 2015

Posts by SraJMcGin


Total # Posts: 21,754

French
1. the directios say to use 2 pronouns. Where are they? Does that mean subject pronouns, or direct and indirect object pronouns? Was there a model/example to follow? Pehaps it means: Il (L'agence de voyages) les leur a envoyés? Now try the rest and I'll come ...
February 24, 2015

French
Accents are very important in French. If you don't know how to make them with the computer, I need to know 2 things: `) do you have a PC or a Ma c & 2) do y ou have Wi ndows or not? 1. The passé composé has accents on -er verbs = a demandé une pê...
February 24, 2015

Spanish
de nada Sra
February 20, 2015

Spanish
Part I. #4. ida = going / vuelta = coming = antónimos Part II = actually your answers are ABOVE "my answers" aren't they? Part III. These are what I called "SCAMP" words. Whenever you see them, you MUST use the Subjunctive. Just memorize them. S...
February 20, 2015

spanish 3
Mon. 23 Feb. As there is n o reply, I am deleting this. Sra
February 20, 2015

spanish 3
You can talk about things in your home, as well as people. That will help stretch out the sentences. First of all, the demonstrative adjectives are followed by a noun. Then, in the second sentence, you drop the noun and put the accent on the demonstrative pronoun. Look in your...
February 20, 2015

French
Please note 2 things first. In the instructions, the word "asked" is past tense. In the model "j \'ai demandé" is also past tense (passé composé) Therefore, I believe all your verbs should be in the past tense. For example in #1 = ...
February 18, 2015

Spanish
Then instead of the word "and" it should have been "or!~" Sra
February 16, 2015

Spanish
When I read the instructions, I see "in the past AND in the future." Does that mean that each expression should have 2 sentences? I expected to find either all past and then all future, or each expression together = first in the past (for example) and secondly in the...
February 16, 2015

French
Since I don't know which textbook y ou have, à midi would be AT noon. And à midi et demi = at 12:30 or half-past noon. Perhaps you would type the COMPLETE sentence from your textbook? Sra (aka Mme)
February 14, 2015

French
If you must choose between those 2, choose #1. However, I'd say neither of those! I have English in the morning. (AM) J'ai l'anglais le matin. That is what I would say because "in the morning" is "le Matin." Sra (aka Mme) I'll flag this so I...
February 14, 2015

Spanish
¡Olé! Sra
February 12, 2015

Spanish
Part I: #2. Check spelling = pregúntenles #4. Careful with a Reflexive Verb because the pronoun must match = olvídate #7. This is the familiar command, not the formal = hazlo Part II: #15. Les denotes that the plural is required = terminen Part III: 17. The ...
February 12, 2015

Spanish
JISKHA: SPANISH I, PRESENT TENSE OF REGULAR VERBS: The pattern for a regular -ar verb is hablAR. That is the infinitive which means: no subject, no tense, translated as “to speak/talk.” Drop the -AR and you have the “stem” to which certain endings are added...
February 11, 2015

Spanish
I'm not sure I understand your question. If you see "el libro" it translates either "the book" or merely "book" but if you see the plural "los libros" the translation is either "the books" or merely "books." Did ...
February 11, 2015

Spanish
I'll be happy to help you. Just post your questions here and one of the teachers will forward it to me! There are 2 things to remember when you first start Spanish. One is GENDER (words in Spanish are either masculine (identified by el, as in el libro) or feminine (...
February 11, 2015

french
This is as simple as the difference between "qui" (who, which, that, SUBJECT of a verb, used for both persons and things) and "que/qu'" (whom, which, that, DIRECT OBJECT of a verb, used for both persons and things. ce qui = what/that which, SUBJECT of a...
February 9, 2015

Spanish 1
When you study Spanish, the first thing to keep in mind is: 1) gender (masculine or feminine) and 2) number (singular or plural.) When addressing someone, a comma is required after Hola, Amigo When studying verbs, be sure the subject and the conjugated verb match: Tú ...
February 7, 2015

SPANISH
You are entirely welcome! Since the question asked about "children" plural, it may eliminate the ONE child, Susana! Sra
February 3, 2015

SPANISH
It sounds like Ana received many lovely gifts, but Susana, after giving her the bear, wanted to play with it. Perhaps she didn't really want to give the bear away! I'd say the children behaved well, except for Susana! Sra I'll flag this and come back later to see ...
February 3, 2015

Spanish Homework Help
1. is E 2. is D 3. to a stranger you must use the formal, Ud. command = no escuche (no "s" because that is the tú or familiar command) 4. now you DO want the negative tú or amiliar command = no escuches 5. is A I'll flag this and come back later to ...
February 2, 2015

Spanish
No me hagas una ensalada (para mí). You can add "para mí" for emphasis but the "me" in front of "hagas" makes it clear. IF you are to replace "una ensalada" which is the direct-object noun, the sentence would be = No me la ...
January 31, 2015

Spanish
Are you and Debbie in the same class? I corrected these for her on Friday! #1. correct #2. Yes, unless you are in Spanish III and have studied the REAL let us or let's command, using the Subjunctive. In that case, it would be "estudiemos el libro" = estudié...
January 31, 2015

Spanish Homework
#2 = I have no idea if you have studied the Subjunctive and the "let's form" or not. That would depend upon your text and/or your teacher. #4 can NOT be pasear because that is the Infinitive form and NOT the command. The directions said to use the command form. ...
January 30, 2015

Spanish Homework
#1 = correct #2 = correct, unless you have had the "let's" form in Spanish III or IV = estudiemos #3 = No. Because escribir ends in -ir, the theme vowel for the formal command is "a" = escriba #4. No. The command form, plural, of pasear is paseen el ...
January 30, 2015

Spanish II
The following should work for you. If it doesn't, please let me know: HOW TO MAKE ACCENT MARKS ON A PC COMPUTER WITH WINDOWS: computer / Jiskha / accents 1. Step 1 Make sure your number lock key is on. Most computers have a little light that lights up to signify the num. ...
January 27, 2015

Spanish II
If you don't know how to make accent marks on the computer, I need to know 2 things: 1) do you have a Mac or a PC and 2) do you have Windows or not. Ramírez has an accent because, according to the rules of punctuation, when a word ends in Z, the stress is on the ...
January 27, 2015

French
If a word requires an accent mark, it is considered incorrect if it is missing. There are actually 3 "e's" in French: e = uh / è = eh / é = a (as in the first letter of the American alphabet). In your 2nd sentence, étages has an accent aigu. ...
January 23, 2015

Spanish 3 Homework
Maribel, you need commands, not the imperfect tense. 1. Hermana, lava mis platos = Lávalos. 2. Profesora, diga el vocabulario = dígalo. 3. Uds, cocinen la comida = cocínenla. 4. OK 5. OK If you are required to have a direct object pronoun = Vamos a ...
January 22, 2015

Spanish 3 Homework
1. "you all" means the plural, or "ustedes" form = No cocinen la comida = No la cocinen. 2. "friend" means you are on a first-name basis, or the tú form = No cocines la comida para mí = No me la cocines. (IF you are to use double ...
January 22, 2015

Spanish 3 Homework
Unfortunately you did not follow the instructions. #1, #3 both have the Imperfect. Because it says to "rewrite" the commands, the verbs should all be in the command form. 1. This is the tú command because you are talking to your sister. The tú command, ...
January 22, 2015

French
You are most welcome! Sra (aka Mme)
January 21, 2015

French
Affirmative, #3 - don't forget LES with devoirs plural. Negative, #1. In the negative, try to remember either pas de or pas d'(+ vowel) #3 Elle is the subject so the verb has no "s" = comprend #4 Ils ne rien veux (word order) Interrogative, #3 = à l&#...
January 21, 2015

French
Here's "A House of être" that looks quite good online: http://audreymerrell.net/INTASC/INTASC10/servicelearning/houseofetre_files/index.html Sra (aka Mme)
January 20, 2015

French
I hope this will copy here: LA MAISON D'être It will not copy here. Look for it online where there are many images. I have my favorite one that looks like a house! Sra (aka Mme)
January 20, 2015

French
Let's begin with the 3 you did. Many past participles require accent marks, which must be there and others are irregular. a) j 'ai bu de l'eau. (uses avoir & is irregular past participle.) Irregular past participles: (you just have to memorize them!) asseoir (assis...
January 20, 2015

French
Please post them on a new thread. 2 of the volunteer teachers will send them to me. Sra (aka Mme)
January 16, 2015

French
The ones you list above are not feminine, but masculine and belong to Rule #2. Yes = au Belize, au Cambodge, etc. Sra (aka Mme)
January 16, 2015

French
I believe this is the right chart. Please try it and let me know if it doesn't work for you:' Step 1. 
Make sure your number lock key is on. Most computers have a little light that lights up to signify the num. lock is on. Step 2
. While the number lock key...
January 16, 2015

French
3. dans la belle France = in beautiful France dans l'Amérique du Sud = in South America When I find the accents, I'll be back, but I have to listen to a program now. Sra (aka Mme)
January 16, 2015

French
4. Don't forget the necessary accent mark. Without it, "a" is from the verb avoir (to have) and à is the preposition to/at. à Paris. To show you how to make accent marks on the computer, I need to know 2 things: 1. do you have a PC or a Mac 2. do ...
January 16, 2015

Spanish
When there is an accent mark on a word, it is considered incorrect/wrong without it! será = future of ser It would be far easier to be on the same sentence if there were numbered. Please do that in the future. Without numbers, I'm losing track correcting these. ...
January 16, 2015

Spanish
Tanisha's first is OK but the 2nd is incorrect. Sra
January 13, 2015

Spanish
You are working with Direct Object Pronouns (me, te, lo, la, nos, os, los, las) and Indirect Object Pronouns (me, te, le, nos, os, les) When both are in a sentence, the Indirect comes before the Direct BUT when le or les is followed by lo, la, los, or las they become "se...
January 13, 2015

Spanish
What level Spanish is this and are you to do it in English or Spanish? Please understand that we do not DO your homework for you, but help with what you do. Sra
January 11, 2015

Spanish 1
Word order = El Restaurante Taco Barato....en el centro. La comida fue (not capital leteter) Los camareros (plural subject) no desearon (plural verb) Rather than "Fue 4 dólares" doesn't "Costó cuatro dólares" sound better? The ...
January 10, 2015

Foreign Language
Please look carefully at the directions: use indirect or indirect pronouns: That means you must use (me, te, lo, la, nos, os, los, las as direct-object pronouns) and (me, te, le (se), nos, os, les (se) as indirect-object pronouns.) (le or les becomes se when followed by lo, la...
January 9, 2015

Foreign Language (Spanish)
Now then are the directions to use PRONOUNS? If so, where are they in your sentences? 1. Queremos comprársela OR Se la queremos comprar. (feel free to add para usted at the end) 2. La compró. (2nd half of assignment) 3. to walk = pasear / to approach = acercarse ...
January 9, 2015

French
You are entirely welcome! I'll delete this now, but feel free to post any time & it'll be forwarded to me! Sra (aka Mme) C'était un plaisir travailler avec vous!
January 8, 2015

French
If you want to say "on Monday" = le lundi or "on Saturday" = le samedi the plural = "on Wednesdays" = les mercredis, etc. Sra (aka Mme)
January 8, 2015

French
Je vous appelle pour rapporter l'absence de mon enfant Isabella (le 18 janvier). le with the day of the week = on This is merely closer to the English you gave. Isabella s'est cassé le pied. Elle ne peut pas marcher et elle a beaucoup de douleur = elle pleure ...
January 8, 2015

French
Sorry! I JUST saw this! It's always best to number what you post. 1. Il travaille le mardi. (on = le) 2. Ils dessinent une maison. (feminine) 3. Elles travaillent mercredi. (spelling) 4. Elles commencent les devoirs = correct 5. Nous arrivons `notre maison. (adjective our ...
January 8, 2015

French
"à mes grands-parents" = to them, which is an indirect object pronoun = eur\ "y" would replace a place, "dans leur chambre" Nous le leur y servons. le = le dîner (direct object) leur =à mes grands-parents (indirect object) y = ...
January 7, 2015

Spanish 3
Look carefully at the directions. Do you see "using Direct & Indirect Object PRONOUNS?" You have not done that. You have used the nouns. 1. Leí el libro a Halena. = Se lo leí a Helena. The Indirect Object Pronoun is "le" which becomes "se...
January 6, 2015

French
I see by the name "Lauren" that you are female. With the passé composé using the verb être, the past participle must reflect that when the subject is "je." = Je suis allée... Sentence 3 again is the verb aller (verb of coming, ...
January 6, 2015

french
Dans LE magasin implies that there was only one shop there? "dans un magasin" implies that there were more than one = a shop. The word order is always best to put yourself AFTER other people = Ma famille et moi sommes (we) allés... Are you sure you want the ...
January 6, 2015

French
Because it sounds "over and done with" the Passé Composé is far better. Here are the English translations: l'imparfait = he was living, he used to live (concentrating on the "middle" of his living versus le passé composé = he...
January 3, 2015

spanish
Perfect up until #12: Dudaba que el estuviera servicio incluido. = the word order is off = Dudaba que el servicio estuviera incluido. I see no answer for #14? = cuyas ¡Buen trabajo! However, I'll flag this and come back later to see if you have additional questions. Sra
December 30, 2014

Spanish
¡excelente trabajo, Shari! Sra I'll flag this to come back later just in case you have questions.
December 27, 2014

spanish
Be sure to go to your other post to see if you understand everything I explained to you. 7 & 8 are perfect 9. You are looking at the verb ESTAR in the Present Subjunctive with the accent on the 2nd syllable = esté. Look how close these are: éste (this one)a ...
December 20, 2014

spanish
I know it's annoying at first, but Spanish is all about number (singular/plural) and GENDER (masculine/feminine). Any and all adjectives must be the same number and gender as the noun(s) modified. 1. Take a look at the gender of the noun = la maleta (singular and FEMININE...
December 20, 2014

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

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