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April 19, 2014

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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

Spanish
Uh, huh! We do NOT do the work for you, because that will teach you nothing! It also helps to keep the same name, so I know whether I'm helping the same person or not! Sra

Spanish
Take each exercise, one at a time. Be sure you understand what you are doing BEFORE you go on to the next one. "Baby steps" until y ou know what you are doing! I'll keep ALL your posts from Ms.Sue and check from time to time, until you post ANSWERS because then I...

Spanish
1. Look at the infinitive: interesar 2. Go to the "yo" form of Present Indicative, or Spanish I: intereso 3. Drop the ending (-o) and put the opposite voweel (-ar verbs using -e and -er/-ir verbs using -a: interese 4. Now make it agree with the subject "tanta ge...

Spanish
The Subjunctive was always my favorite thing to teach, because it is "a thinking person's tense!" You are required to THINK first to decide if you even need the Subjunctive. There are many reasons for using it and if I could draw here I could explain it better. F...

Spanish
Here is a Review containing much more than you need at this time, but hang onto it and all of it will eventually make sense! If it IS too much too soon, just ask for each point as you meet it. Subjunctive for Jiskha: Oh, oh! You have entered the realm of the Subjunctive! It ma...

Spanish
First of all, do you know when the Subjunctive is required? None of these will use an infinitive. If the main verb is one of doubt, disbelief or denial (look at the very beginning when you wrote that), the verb in the dependent clause will require the Subjunctive. The Subjunct...

spanish
Again, without seeing YOUR answers, we may never know WHERE you have difficulty. Here is #1. The city is going to be more and more contaminated unless we take drastic measures. (freely translated) La ciudad va a estar cada vez más contaminada, a menos que nosotros tomem...

spanish
Feel free to post your answers just to verify! Sra

Beginning Spanish-SraJMcGin
5. is ALSO "yes" because they find the way for themselves (orient themselves). orientar = to direct (someone else) but orientarse = to direct themselves Sra

beginning spanish
Sorry, I didn't see them! But I see them now. Yes, you are correct! Sra

beginning spanish
Sorry, but I do NOT see YOUR choices. We HELP after you attempt to answer. If you don't answer, we will never know where you have trouble. Sra

French
When I see "Expliquez cela" I would expect that you have to explain WHY some have jobs and some do not. Give a reason , in each case. Sra (aka Mme)

French
First of all, I would need to see the directions to know what you were supposed to do. What I see is l'imparfait but I don't know if that is what you were to do. 1. I would not like the word "un job" because in what sense? There is more than one word for &quo...

Spanish 4
7. Correct answer, but don't forget the accent mark on the Interrogative (Question) word = ¿Qué... 19. It isn't A unless it's "hacer" which is an infinitive after ¿Sabes... and an accent mark on: acuáticos, montañas Sra

spanish
1. The preterit (fuimos) means that "for one instant" we became young. This requires the imperfect = éramos = we WERE young (for quite some time) However "siempre comiámos" is fine = we USED TO eat or we ATE (many times) 2. This is a "seq...

spanish
This is the difference between the Imperfect (I was going, I used to go, I went = in the sense that you were in the "middle" of it = en route, so to speak and The Preterit (I went, I DID go), action completed. Imagine the imperfect like waving lines = ~ ~ ~, or actio...

Spanish
It would have been better for "Elias" to put numbers with the letters. I think one is missing. 33. I suspect the answer should have been: "No, era..." D 38. C 40. b (always used to = Imperfect) 41. D 42. D 46. D. Look at the verb in the question "tocab...

Spanish
21. correct 23. correct 24. estar is temporary, location but ser is permanent. The answer is d. 25. Although the question is plural, the answer has 2 singular verbs, one to go with "yo" and one to go with Roberta. The answer is b. Sra

Spanish-Please check if I answered these correctly
Querer is not a verb that takes a preposition before an infinitive. Quiero ir... Otherwise = perfect. Sra

Spanish
14. el balón is more the size of a football and it is also a balloon = C 19. is incorrect without the necessary accent mark = prestó Sra

Spanish
7. Plural subject must have plural verb 10. I cannot because I don't know how 11. I can't understand why you are not sure. What did you DO? The rest are OK. Sra

Spanish
For the 2nd part: 3. Incas in el Perú, Aztecs in México. Sra

Spanish
First of all, beginning the letter with "Beloved Mary" would mean that you are on a first-name basis. If she is about the same age as you, or in your family, it is odd to use the formal "usted" rather than the familiar "tú." Aside from that...

Spanish
49. Did you look up "repartir" in a dictionary? (or any other word you didn't know?) It means "to distribute." BTW, if you can eliminate the other 3, that's another way to find the right answer. 61. I don't see YOUR choice? You must answer in th...

Spanish
33. correct! 35. correct! 36. correct! 37. also correct! 39. Here are your choices: This afternoon, I'm going to practice martial arts____the classes A. after B. easily C. according to D. at least. I would chooce A. after classes 43. correct! 44. correct! 45. correct! Much...

Spanish
23. Right on! 24. Watch for the GENDER CUES! Do you see "el?" That means that la cafetería is out. The answer is d (auditorio) 25. Correct! 28. The problem here is that soler (o--->ue) is a VERB and you will have a run-on sentence if you conjugate another v...

Spanish
16. D. For papers, I would like a stapler. (not a projector and side) 18. Correct "Quieres" Why be confused? Saber means you know every nook and cranny, every alley, etc. Impossible! Therefore, it is Conocer! 19. Always look for gender cues in what you see. "una...

beginning spanish
The only error is "el" must have an accent for HE = él. el = the but él = he Sra

Spanish
look closely at the English word immigration. Now look VERY closely at the Spanish word inmigración. You will not have a double m in this word. The verb "to board" (abordar) is used more in a nautical sense (with boats, etc.) and "subir a" is better ...

Soanish-8th grade Help!
It IS correct! Sra

Spanish
¡perfecto! Sra

Spanish
It also means "to exit." Sra

More spanish to check/please
3. There is an error here somewhere because it's either "un reporte" (a report or "una reportera" (a reporter). In any event it is a THING if there is no "personal a" in front of it. Yo conozco un reporte (I am acquainted with a report) OR Yo ...

spanish/check please
Please check the spelling of #4. You choose correctly but the spelling is: conozco. Otherwise, ¡perfecto! Sra

Spanish-Please check
¡Ricardo did it all! Sra

Spanish-Please check
The 2nd is correct but you forgot the Reflexive Pronoun in the first. tú te presentaste Sra

French
Actually, the best way to learn is to post your homework questions here and someone will forward them to me. Be sure you have a good French--->English/English--->French dictionary. A good way to use the dictionary is this: 1. write down the English word you want in Frenc...

spanish/check please
You were simply to complete and not answer a question? In that case, it looks right. este, esta, estos, estas = this/these near you ese, esa, esos, esas = that/those not too far from you aquel, aquella, aquellos, aquellos - that/those far from you (out of reach) These are the ...

spanish/check please
Check the spelling of "Necesito" which only has one "s." (4 places) #2 "etsa" should be "esta" #3 cinturón has a required accent mark on the "o" Sra

spanish
los comerciantes = ellos = 3rd person plural = dijeron Sra

Spanish-Please check answer
Check the spelling of "aduana" because it's a "u" and not a "v" but that answer is correct. Memorize this: every time you see a form of tener + que, it will be followed by an infinitive. Yes, this one is reflexive = Tienes que abrocharte Sra

French
C'est mon plaisir~ Sra (aka Mme)

French
Some verbs are followed directly by the infinitive without a preposition. The most common of these are: aimer mieux / préférer = to prefer aller - to go compter - to intend croire - to believe, think désirer / vouloir - to wish, want devoir - to have to,be...

French
J'ai commencé à faire (some verbs take a preposition after them and before an infinitive. I can give you a list, if you ask.) The passé composé with age is far better with the imperfect = les enfants qui ont (OR avaient) 12 et 13 ans je trouv&ea...

spanish
What you need to see is the number (singular/plural) and gender (masculine/feminine) of the noun. el = masculine singular nuevo = masculine singular portátil = masculine singular because both words modifying it are. Now, what MUST you choose from the 3 choices? I'll...

spanish
Both “pero” and “sino” are conjunctions meaning “but.” “Sino” is u sed when the first part of the sentence is negative and the part after the con junction directly contradicts what is negated in the first part. Almost always “rather...

french-grammar
Without knowing what level of French you are studying (II, III, IV, V), I have no idea just how much information you need! So, I'll make it rather complete and you can select what you need. However, as you get to further grammar, you might want to save other sections of th...

Life orientation
Life Orientation: 1. Try some of the following links to gather information: http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&p=how+the+h+uman+or+environmental+problem+impacts+the+community+in+South+Africa 2. Read "Related Questions" below this post. We have so many asking th...

life orientation
Life Orientation: 1. Try some of the following links to gather information: http://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&p=how+the+h+uman+or+environmental+problem+impacts+the+community+in+South+Africa 2. Read "Related Questions" below this post. We have so many asking th...

Spanish -Help
Correct = Los nuestros son malos. However the long adjectival form would be: los partidos nuestros BUT, using "los nuestros" you have used the pronoun. Sra

French
If you have difficulty answering questions, I suggest to try this 4-step procedure. 1. Look at the French. 2. Translate into English = This evening you are going to watch television? 3. Answer FIRST in English = Yes, I'm going to watch television OR No, I'm not going t...

URGENT Spanish help please.
First of all the example is incorrect. ¿Comprendes? = Do YOU understand. Since many students have difficulty answering questions I suggest you do 4 steps. Step 1 = look at the question. Step 2 = Translate into English. Step 3 = Answer FIRST in English = I understand. St...

Spanish-9th grade-Please help me
Merendé (accent) for I snacked, did snack (Preterit)( Meriendo = I snack, do snack, am snacking Sra PS Actually merendar is "to lunch on"

spanish
Parts of the body and articles of clothing usually use the definite article (el, la, los, las) especially when it's clear to whom it belongs. 1. Yo me lavo las manos y la cara. 2. (Yo) me cepillo los dientes y me cepillo el pelo. 3. Yo me pongo la ropa. Sra

Spanish-SraJMcGin please help ?
You have 2 choices here. Some how using "no" twice makes it seem a stronger statement. No, no estudio. vs No estudio. = No, I do NOT study vs I do not study. ¿Hablas francés? (delete that extra "a") Actually, with the strong negative word &quo...

Spanish-Help Please
Excellent assistance from Ricardo! Let's start with what the questions are asking you: 1. ¿Qué necesitas para comer en cereal?does this ask what I need to eat cereal-like a spoon , bowl etc? I believe, as does Ricardo, that this was copied incorrectly. (en = ...

Senior Project on Japanese
This sounds fascinating! Having studied 19 languages and taught 5, they have been my life. Consider this: how can you communicate without language? Of course, you can with gestures, body language, facial expressions, etc. Have you had ANY ideas or is it pretty much “open?...

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