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July 25, 2014

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Spanish
5. says It's raining and it's cold today so I doubt you need your sun glasses. C. I can't take the sun. 8. There are jungles in Central America so they might want to explore them -A. The word "familia" is a collective noun and therefore singular. 9. Since...

Spanish 2
Yes, indeed, ¡perfecto! Sra

SPANISH 2 HELP
Sorry, I did not see this until this morning (Monday). #3 IS A. Sra

French
Often, nouns in French use the definite article: l'objectif le domaine de responsable de Why dotée? Do you believe m' is the direct object or the indirect object and are you feminine? l'expérience gérante - if you are feminine + a preposition (...

French review
Because you begin in l'imparfait, don't forget to stay there. J'ai = J'avais les cheveux blonds. J'avais les yeux bleus. J"avais les cheveux courts. J'adorais...J'étais hyper... Now if you are switching to the passé composé...

French
1. capital for Paris 2. the passé composé with être has the past participle agree in number (singular/plural) and gender (masculine/feminine) with the subject. You do NOT see engagée; therrefore the subject must be masculine singular - mon frè...

French Imparfait
That is the letter "v" in vouloir. This is where you drop the "oir" of the ending and add the -ais, etc. je voulais tu voulais il/elle/on voulait nous voulions vous vouliez ils/elles voulaient To form the imperfect of regular verbs: parler = drop the infini...

Spanish: check answers
Yes. The form "nuestro" has 4 forms: nuestro, nuestra, nuestros, nuestras, the correct answer here being nuestras. Both vuestro and nuestro have 4 forms. The others only have singular and plural: mi, mis / tu, tus / su, sus. Sra

Spanish: check answers
16. The "personal a" is used before a direct object noun to indicate that it is a person, a beloved pet, something that you want to "personalize." It is NEVER translated in English and it is never used before an inanimate object. Therefore the correct answe...

spanish
Geometría Biología Hay que traer los materiales a las clases. Hayq ue pedir ayuda si (usually usted is used = the formal or the plural, ustedes) no entiende OR no entienden. If you use the tú form of the verb, you are on a first-name basis and only speakin...

Spanish
3. He estudiado en VEDU desde el año pasado. 4. No he bailado salsa. 6. Desgraciadamente is better than the adverb you used. 7.. No, he leído poco - the rest is fine 9. No hace deportes. A CUE to answering questions. IT's easiest to use the verbs from the que...

Spanish 2 help please
3. Aquí.....quien 4. Cómo 6. que or quien 9. que or quien 10. como un chaval (like a young man) 11. que or quien 12 dónde 13. que or quien 14. como = like 15. ¿Ciuántos... 16. ¿Cuánto 18. que (that) 19. qué (or if that is...

SPANISH 3 URGENT!!!!!!!!!
This is so hard on my eyes - scanning up and down. If you put the letter next to the number, it would be much easier for these tired old eyes! I doubt 2 of them would have the same answer (1=a and 5=a) Is anything missing, because there are 10 numbers and 9 letters? You could ...

spainsh 2 help please
P.S. This is a GUESS at what you are learning now. "Si" Clauses (or "IF Clauses") which use the Past Subjunctive (formed on the 3rd person of the Preterit, ex. tuvieron - tuviera, and then the Main/Independent Clause must use the Conditional, often the infi...

spainsh 2 help please
1. either "volvería" with accent or "comería" 2. Not necessary to capitalize "tuviera" and don't forget the accent on él. You need to post the instructions you are given first of all. I suspect you are to use "dormir&...

Spanish: Please check answers
Sorry, it's Tuesday and I JUST got this. Next time, it's a good idea to tell me the tense (I assume Present Indicative of Spanish I) and if you put the answers near the questions, my eyes will thank you! They don't slide up and down very well! It's perfect! Sra

Spanish
Here are some rules for definite articles: Some uses of the definite article: Although omitted in English, the definite article is used in Spanish: 1. Before the names of languages, except after hablar, en or de. (#1) If an adverb occurs between hablar and a name of a language...

Spanish
For the title, it is best to begin with: Las Enfermedades, etc. a unas or a las personas con trastornos... (It IS possible to also use "se podrían) como unos or los pensasmientos, los eventos..., o el egoísmo. (In Spanish, nouns rarely stand alone) o, por lo...

Spanish
You are most welcome! Sra

Spanish
Next time it would be helpful if you put the answers NEAR the item. These old eyes no longer scan up and down, up and down, very well! 8. You must be correct, because it is the 2nd C, which should have been D! 11. is correct so I'm surprised you weren't sure what to do...

Spaish
The English is better as "I have just eaten" or "I ate/I did eat." The first is correct but the 2nd is a "run-on sentence" with 2 conjugated verbs bumping into each other. It should be: Acabamos de bailar. After a preposition (de, for example), th...

Spanish
Sra is the abbreviation for "Señora.." The spelling in English is "restaurant." You have said it very well in Spanish! Sra

French
C'était mon plaisir! Sra (aka Mme)

French
The "se" is for self/selves. Because I do not see the question, but only the answers, I'm guessing. Je vous achète des gants à ta mère et à toi, Célia. = I buy/do buy/am buying some gloves for your Mother and for you, Celia. Is ...

french
You are most welcome! Possibly because I have taught this in 3 languages for over 32 years! Sra (aka Mme)

french
Object pronouns can cause a lot of trouble. First of all, notice where the blank is? That is because USUALLY object pronouns in French (be they direct or indirect) go in front of the conjugated verb. They only follow, and are attached with a hyphen, after affirmative commands....

Spanish;CHECK?
Here's a short review of informal and formal. The affirmative informal familiar command, (tú) if it is regular, is EXACTLY like the 3rd person singular. hablar = habla / comer = come / recibir = recibe. If it is irregular that form is short: venir = ven / salir = sa...

SpanishHELP? :/
Please understand that we do NOT do the work for you, but help you AFTER you have tried. Here's a handy hint for answering questions. Often the very verb in the question is what you use in the answer. However if the question asks what YOU do, you must answer: "I do......

Spanish Check??
Please put the answer with each item. These weary eyes do not scan up and down well. Or, at least, number the ones above. Did I correct this one before? It looks so familiar. Perfect with one question. #18 would depend upon what the speaker wished to convey. I wasn't able ...

SPANISH
And what do YOU say? Here are some "rules" for por vs para: THE USES OF POR AND PARA: PARA means: for, in the sense of purpose, use, destination, for (by) a time in the future, considering that (in spite of the fact that). It is also translated: in order to, to, by. ...

Spanish Check??
OK. It would appear you are not going to finish it, so I'm no longer saving your question. Sra

Spanish Check??
Waiting for you to finish the dialogue. On the last line, check the gender of the word "color." Sra

Spanish Check??
Don't forget the accents and here's a better word order for line 3: ¡Qué nombre tan bonito! Proper punctuation also includes ¡ ¿ at the beginning of the sentence as well = ¿Cuántos años tienes? The next line = ¿y t&...

Spanish Check??
Because 2 of them are identical close to the end, did you miss one? ¡perfecto! Sra

Spanish Check??
1. OK 2. a -ger verb in the Presdent Indicative Tense (Spanish I) changes the g to j before the letters o or a (Subjunctive) but NOT before e, i, u. escojo but escoges, escoge. And on ALL these, don't forget the accent on tú as the Subject Pronoun. 8. There is an ac...

Spanish
If you are studying castellano and therefore use leísmo, the Direct Object would be "le deseo" for a man and "la deseo" for a female. Leísmo: Leísmo ("using le") is a dialectal variation in the Spanish language that occurs lar...

SPANISH
1. Yes, the puertoriqueño, José Feliciano. 2. tricky! Note the "Son los..." both the verb and article being plural, so the best answer should be "Los Reyes Magos." the Magi bring gifts on Epifanía, 6 January. Often in large departm...

Spanish Check??
Well now! I had to stop on the first question, because to me inversion would have been far more common! "En qué siglo conquistaron los conquistadores..." Look at all the rest of the questions which follow the usual pattern of "Question word + verb + subje...

Spanish Check??
Excellent! From #14 I suspect you are studying castellano, because of the "leísmo." I only take exception to #18. To me "no pude" is I didn't manage to know/recall or I didn't succeed in knowing/recalling his name. then "No podía&...

Spanish Check??
Well done! Just a few things. If you don't know how to put accent marks (instead of hyphens) on letters, I need to know 2 things. 1) Do you have a Mac or a PC and 2) Do you have Windows or not? Studying Spanish, it is essential that you learn how to do the accents on a com...

Spanish 2
Please let me know what your teacher says? I wish you had been MY student! Sra

Spanish 2
Perhaps your teacher had the wrong "key" to correct what you turned in? It would have been easier on these old eyes, if your answers had been WITH the items, but I have also done your homework, and out of 20 answers, you only missed 4! In part 1, #3 requires the tild...

Spanish Check??
#5 = plural subject = Usted y su hermano = respetaban #7 accents also on mamá y papá #9 = accent on dormía (all ía endings must have the accent mark) #10 also = venían I corrected the upper part because I don't quite understand the 2nd pa...

Spanish;CHECK?
If you were to have complete sentence answers. #2 is missing the verb "era." #4 Hernán (accent on the a) Cortés conquistó (accent on the o) el Imperio Azteca. (personal "a" not necessary, but not wrong referring to the people) In the qu...

Spanish;CHECK?
11. I question this one because the Preterit pudieron translates as "managed" or "did go" vs. the imperfect podían = were able to Sometimes ONLY the speaker can justify which one is used. Same with #18 = no pude = I didn't manage/succeed vs no po...

Spanish
It would help a lot if you could put the answer WITH the item. Otherwise these old eyes don't slide up and down very well! K. Carmen y yo dijimos (I didn't see this one) Everything else looks perfect! Sra

spanish III check?
Haven't I done this one already? Please don't post TWICE. 1. nuestros 2. Mi 3. mi 4. su 5. sus 6. mis Sra

spanish
Assuming, in the first part, that you were capitalizing the correct answer, don't forget the last one = MIS In the 2nd part you are looking at prepositional pronouns, BUT you still need the possessive adjective that you were using in the first part. mi/mis, tu/tus, su/sus...

Spanish.
*9. Literally (word for word) it is saying: To us IT IS PLEASING to order pasta. "To order" is the subject so the verb is "it is pleasing" = nos gusta Sra

SraJMcGin
We are not allowed to use our emails, so please post it right here for MsSue to send it on to me. Sra

Spanish, CHECK?
The informal command uses the 3rd person Present Tense for the Affirmative command: hablar = habla / comer = come / vivir = vive However the negative command uses "the opposite vowel + s for the tú" like hablar = no hables / comer = no comas / vivir = no vivas...

Spanish
¡excelente! You got them all! Olé Sra

Spainsh
Sí, claro = Yes, indeed! Sra

Spainsh
The first thing to learn is to find the SUBJECT. If it is plural, so is the verb. Obviously you are studying the Preterit. Let's take the first verb: estar yo estuve tú estuviste él, ella, usted estuvo nosotros, nosotras estuvimos vosotros, vosotras estuviste...

Spanish
Yes. Did you not see my answer? Oh dear, I see that I lost that as well! bebiéndolos Sra

Spanish
(I've lost this once already!) 1. If the word ends in a vowel (a, e, i, o, u) or the consonants n or s, and there is no written accent mark, you will hear the next-to-last syllable as in muchacho. 2. If you want to hear the last syllable, there must be a written accent mar...

spanish
Your final must be over? I's February 4 and I never did get a response! Sra

spanish
There is no reason to use a "personal a" in front of aeropuerto as that is an inanimate object = Antes de ver el aeropuerto... I don't know the level of Spanish you are in, nor do I know the "directions" for writing the essay. I would have used the impe...

Spanish
Yes, la frente can mean the forehead. The only one I'd change is #3. ¿Cómo se llama? As for #4, it makes a difference where you place the adjective "nuevo" as to whether you mean a brand new car or a car that could be an older model but ne to the pu...

Spanish
They are correct, except for the tú form of venir #8 = vienes Sra

French
Were you given a list of words to use? The first blank is probably an adjective which is feminine and singular to match "la carte." To me the "à italien" makes no sense, whereas "à l'italien" would. It looks like the 2nd blank is...

Spanish
Some general ideas for memorizing: Take a deep breath and scan over what you are to memorize. Be sure to be in a quiet room with appropriate lighting. Look for patterns and other ways to break the material into groups of 3 to 4 familiar elements if possible. (a “set”...

Spanish
First of all, if you haven't done it yet, learn what kind of learner you are: visual, aural, kinesthetic or a combination. Once you know that, you know how to "attack" anything you want to learn. 1.  a personality test for "What kind of learner are you&...

spanish III
OK. I've waited all I can. I will not be back unless MsSue sends me another note. Sra (aka Mme)

spanish III
First of all you need to learn how to form the Preterit for both regular and irregular verbs. -ar (hablar) yo hablé, tú hablaste, él/ella/ usted habló, nosotros, -as hablamos, vosotros, -as hablásteis, ellos/ellas/ustedes hablaron -er (comer)...

foreign languages
PART III: 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 object in French (because they are hiding the pre...

foreign languages
Part II: 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, for, at, from her (it - feminine sin...

foreign languages
FRENCH DIRECT OBJECTS: If you had a good English class explaining "direct objects" you are half way there! I'm not sure if I should begin at the VERY beginning, or. . . . . DIRECT OBJECTS in French: me (m') = me te (t') = you, familiar & singular le (l&#...

French
I can't tell what you thought you were saying above. Let's take the first one. You need THE ham, THE baguette and THE cheese. (specific) = Il vous faut le jambon, la baguette et le fromage. BUT You need jam, baguette and cheese. (implying SOME) = Il vous faut du jambon...

French
When it is specific: the ham, the book, etc. it uses the definite article: le, la, les. However when it implies "some" ham, books, etc. it does the de la, du, des construction. The Partitive and other uses of "de" 1. de + the definite article of the noun = ...

French
As far as I saw! Instead of ending "il était bon!" you could also have said "C'était bon!" Sra (aka Mme)

French
If you are female, the past participle should agree with that in gender: je suis allée... Sra (aka Mme)

French
First of all, which LEVEL of On y va are you using? And this IS the textbook and not the workbook? With out seeing that page or text, I'm not sure what the exact instructions/directions were. This is what you see: Which microbe does one associate..... then I assume it refe...

Spanish Check
Please rewrite the entire sentence so we are positive you are following the directions. Language is about PATTERNS and this is a 3-part one: a form of "ir" to agree with the subject given + a + infinitive. I did NOT want to do them for you. I wanted you to follow the...

Spanish Check
The instructions say to use the construction "ir + a + Infinitive" in each sentence. I'll do one and then you try. Look at the subject to know which form of "ir" to use: voy, vas, va, vamos, vais, van Yo / usar / la computadora por la tarde. (#4) Yo voy...

Spanish Beg. 1 - Homework Check!
5. It is not freezing, but COOL Sra

French
You are entirely welcome! Sra (aka Mme)

French
1 - 8 = parfaits 9 = this might depend upon what the speaker has in mind. If there is a time limit = ont aimé BUT if you wish to concentrate on what they used to like to do TOUS LES JOURS, you could chose l'imparfait = aimaient 10. à l'avenir = vous irez ...

Practice Sentences for French
Le passé composé: The passé composé is composed of either the auxiliary/helping verb avoir or être in the Present Tense plus the past participle. The endings of the past participle of regular verbs are "é" for -er verbs, "...

Practice Sentences for French
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 > la (l') > leur >...

Practice Sentences for French
Next, Indirect Objects: Indirect Object Pronouns me (m') = me, to, for, at or from me te (t') = you (fam. sing), to, for, at or from you lui = him, to, for, at, from him lui = her, to, for, at, from her nous - us, to, for, at, from us vous - you (formal sing, or pl.), ...

Practice Sentences for French
Let's begin with Direct Objects: FRENCH DIRECT OBJECTS: If you had a good English class explaining "direct objects" you are half way there! I'm not sure if I should begin at the VERY beginning, or. . . . . DIRECT OBJECTS in French: me (m') = me te (t'...

spanish
Yes. Sra

spanish
accent mark on la identificación If you say Sí, y también tengo QUE facturar el equipaje..... Because the verb tener takes a "que" before an infinitive. Sra

Spanish check
5. Present Tense = estudia Preterit = estudió Preterit MUST have written accent mark. Sra

Spanish check
1. están 2. OK 3. OK 4. llevan 5. estudia (Present) or estudió (Preterit) If the subject is plural = ellos Sra

Spanish CHECK
Sorry, but fáciles has the accent mark on the "a" as it is in the singular - fácil. Sra

Spanish CHECK
2. ¡ojo! las ciencias - feminine, plural requires aburridas 4. la informática = feminine, singular requires requisita 5. las lenguas = feminine, plural requiring fáciles. Sra

french
Oui! Aussi: Elle est partie hier pour Paris. (adverbs often follow the verb) Sra (aka Mme)

French
Singular - danse BUT this subject is plural = dansent. Singular = mange BUT plural = mangent Gisèle et Luc??? dansent Yves écoute de la musique (some music) OR la musique (specific piece of music) Ils sont allés à la plage. Learn to make the French ...

Spanish-someone could check these
1. Andy García y Jimmy Smits son de los Estados Unidos. 2. Ricky Martin es de Puerto Rico. (El es) 3. Enrique y Julio Iglesias son de España. (Ellos son) 4. Fernando Botero es de Columbia. (El es) 5. J ulia Alvarez es de la República (check spelling) Domin...

Spanish check
I'm not sure what you are to do with these? Am I just to correct what I see? You should always give directions as what you are to do, plus a model, if there is one. These are so incorrect that I'm not sure what to do, except try to correct them. 1. Pedero es de Peru = ...

spanish
Mis vacaciones a Chile. (vacaciones is always plural) para las vacaciones Las pasé always look at any noun, because all the adjectives modifying it will be the same gender (masculine/feminine) and number (singular/plural) cultura = feminine singular una cultura rica Des...

Spanish III Portfolio
enchúfese Sra

Spanish III Portfolio
1. por la carretera Winchester (better word order) 3. Conjugate the verb = incorporarse a = to join/ I'm not sure what you want to say here = follow? siga 4. Siga 5. Tome la salida Sra

Spanish
recibe needs to be plural like the subject = reciben (or recibieran) finanzas for plural = finances betterment? = mejoranza or...el mejor que pudiera (that I might be able to be) Much better one! Sra

Spanish writing
Sentence 3 = Las tres cuestiones (words ending in tion/cion should be femin ine Creo que...could use either the Indicative (debe) or the Subjunctive if you aren't definite about what you think; however No creo ALWAYS uses the Subjunctive. También creo (here it is th...

Spanish writing
Just because the directions say to use the Subjunctive, it does NOT mean to use it everywhere! Your first statement is FACT and therefor there is no Subjunctive! hay muchas, etc. The 2nd sentence says what you DO believe? Creo que hay tres cuestiones, etc. Los tres cuestiones ...

Spanish help
Be careful with gender. If you aren't sure of a word, look it up in a dictionary. "el aeropuerto" Para ir AL aeropuerto: 1. yes, or instead of "en" you could use "por" = along *Note: The directions say to use the command form of the verbs. It ...

Spanish
11. sí 12. sí 13. sí 14. no = C 15. no = D 16. sí 17. sí 18. sí *(feliz used to take ser but more and more is now using estar) 19. sí 20. sí Sra

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