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November 27, 2014

Posts by SraJMcGin


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Spanish Literature
#3 = en modos OR de modos diferentes I'd omit the él in "el padre de Juan se culpó (blamed himself?) Same with "El padre de Ignacio estuvo, etc. and a comma after "en su hijo, debido" makes it easier to read y el modo en que OR el modo en ...
July 27, 2013

Spanish Literature
In the title, why is " there? If something is in quotes, there should be 2! quiso todos (all what?) or todo - everything + a run-on sentence without "su hija; la adoraba" = With "leísmo" only the masculine singular - le No period after ella le. ...
July 27, 2013

Spanish Literature
18 octubre 2013 = No contesto a estas preguntas ya que todavía he contestado. Sra
July 27, 2013

Spanish Literature
Just happened to "stumble" over this conversation with Carlos Fuentes on NPR: http://www.npr.org/2012/05/18/152828601/a-conversation-with-carlos-fuentes Sra
July 27, 2013

Spanish Literature
oops = don't forGET the necessary accents. Sorry for the typo. Sra
July 27, 2013

Spanish Literature
¡Ajá! JLB, my very favorite author! When I was studying Spanish Literature at the University, my teacher "skipped" his works, as being too difficult! I adored all his works, and my students did too! (La Brújula - don't for the accent!) I no ...
July 27, 2013

Spanish Literature
PD: Por si acaso no has encontrado lo siguiente, aquí está una busca de Google sobre el cuento: https://www.google.com/search?q=%E2%80%9CNo%20oyes%20ladrar%20los%20perros%E2%80%9D%20&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&channel=...
July 27, 2013

Spanish Literature
1. Deepending upon the specific Literature Class you have, your teacher should set up the rubric. Is that teacher using Latin-American Spanish, Castillien, for example? In most colleges, it will not be Mexican. In the second place, you are not translating something from ...
July 27, 2013

Spanish Literature
The noun should not stand alone, so begin with "Las" or "Unas" (mejor) específicas plus some punctuation after the title. Perhaps "ladrar = check spelling = ladras los perros:" Ignacio alguna animosidad ya su madre, must be "y a" ...
July 27, 2013

Spanish
Here's something else that is down below: 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 is on, hold down the Alt. key and type the code that ...
July 9, 2013

Spanish
To install the Spanish Keyboard on Windows XP, click first on "Start" and then open the "Control Panel." – Once there click on "Regional and Language Options" (If you are in an older version of windows, click on "Keyboard" in the &...
July 9, 2013

Spanish
In order to show you how to make accent marks, we need to know 2 things: 1) do you have a PC of a Mac and 2) do you have Windows or not? #4 It is to 2 of us so it must be plural = D (a mí y a Raúl) #15 presento (verbal ending missing) B - I have known him for ...
July 9, 2013

Spanish
1. Estan = esta mañana... 6. Ramón 7. C = abuela is the subject, not yo 13. This is an example of más or menos ...que = A 15. A = the best. These are the "or" comparatives = menor (less/younger), mayor (older/greater), peor (worst/worse) & mejor...
July 7, 2013

Spanish
#4 Concentrate on "I don't feel well" so the answer is A #5 I don't have much money; I'm not buying anything = B #7 will still need a "personal A" so the answer is D (no one) #8 Do you see Edward? Wo is the young lady with whom HE is talking? = ...
July 7, 2013

Spanish Help
P.S. I have flagged this response, so I can come back later to see if you have any questions. Sra
June 28, 2013

Spanish Help
Your first error in #2 is something we have gone over before. You are to answer a question. First of all, note that the verb is PLURAL so the answer must also be PLURAL. 1. Translate = Do you ALL prefer... 2. Answer FIRST in English = We all prefer 3. Now put that into Spanish...
June 28, 2013

Spanish 1
Good question! And, YES, any adjectives, like A, C, D would have to be the same number (plural) and gender (feminine) BUT in this case, because the answer is B, that will not change, since it is a NOUN. Anything = singular or plural, feminine or masculine would STILL be A ...
June 19, 2013

Spanish 1
Only mentioning those you missed and those with errors. missed = 1. las fábricas = feminine, plural = B #6. Te presentO = typo = D #11. accents on invité & reunión = A. This is the difference between SABER = to know a fact or information and CONOCER = to ...
June 19, 2013

Spanish 1
I won't waste time going over the ones you did correctly. Many miss #3 and #11, so for that reason, I'll give you the best way to tackle them. 1) first look at the Spanish question, remembering that you are to ANSWER the question. 2) translate it into English. 3) ...
June 18, 2013

French
Apparently therre are no questions on the 2nd day, so I'll not be back. Sra (aka Mme)
June 13, 2013

French
It has been impossible to access this site this afternoon and I have tried 3 times to post an answer. It's a good think I saved it, because I'll try again. I had to use a different Browser: Here is what your first sentence says: I am going to the movies YESTERDAY. That...
June 13, 2013

spanish
OK. This is Day 3 and I am deleting this post from my email. Sra
June 11, 2013

spanish
This is a HELP Website and not a DO it for you! I am still awaiting YOUR answers. Sra
June 11, 2013

spanish
A question usually begins with an interrogative (question) word: who - quién (quiénes), what - qué, how - cómo, where - dónde, when - cuándo. 1. ¿Quiénes vienen a tu casa para escuchar música? Luke y Renato vienen ...
June 11, 2013

Spanish
Possessives: 1. the adjectival form has 2: the short form and the long form. Short form: Es tu libro. 2. Long form: El libro es tuyo. 3. For clarification, you might see the prepositional phrase: Es tu libro de ti. 4. The emphatic form is the pronoun with the article, EXCEPT ...
June 2, 2013

Spanish
Just where are YOUR answers? I do not provide the answers but help you with what you have done. Is there a model to explain the form you are required to use? GUESSING, and I do not like doing that, you must be working with "possessives" such as: 1. Este sombrero es ...
June 2, 2013

Spanish
OOps. I rarely take time to proofread but #6 should be bebí, #7 menú and 17. comió (typos! Sorry.) Sra
May 26, 2013

Spanish
This accent Què is a French accent and you need Qué = going this way. 2. café & sólo (accents) 3. qué 6. beb´ˆ...bebió 7. Sé, men´¨ 9. qué 10. "with what 11. Sí = plural question requires ...
May 26, 2013

Spanish Help
The accent going this way ` is a French accent. You need the accent going this way Qué... 1. D may be a possibility but a better answer is C de la noche 2. Sí (proper accent)... 2, 3, 4 = all correct except in #4 for único, médico and A is probably ...
May 26, 2013

Spanish
For you, Eri, I will check them all and that is because you have tried them all! #1 - 3 = perfecto #4 = “papa” with no accent means “potato” and capitalized, it means “Pope.” So “papá” is Dad, etc. #5 = Here is a false friend in ...
May 25, 2013

Frenchhhhhhhhhh
But what did you FINALLY write? Sra (aka Mme)
May 22, 2013

Frenchhhhhhhhhh
Here is more than you need at this time with single object pronouns, so may I suggest you keep it. Then, later when you get to more, you'll have it. Double Object Pronouns are more work and later you'll get to "y" and "en" but study the following. ...
May 22, 2013

spanish
There are 2 positions with gerunds (-ndo) and infinitives. You may either put the pronouns (direct, indirect, reflexive) in front of the conjugated verb OR attached to the -ndo + an accent mark or infinitive. You do not get BOTH choices; only ONE of the 2. Example: Ellos ...
May 21, 2013

French
Sentence 2 = the Passé Composé requires the helping verb along with allé = Nous sommes allés (this is masculine plural but if "Nous" refers to ONLY females it would be Nous sommes allées... Nous avons regardé les é...
May 20, 2013

French (again)
Paragraph 1 = américains is an adjective and it must be masculine plural like the 2 nouns it modifies. That is a plural subject as well...sont The usual position for adjectives is after the noun = mémorial américain la guerre is a feminine singular noun (...
May 20, 2013

French-SraJMcGin
Check again the spelling of Coeur. Sra (aka Mme)
May 19, 2013

Spanish
Sorry that they were not ALL with "hace + que" so here are the other answers. 2. A 3. question should have "jugar al tenis" but the answer IS C 4. A 5. D 6. B 7. A 8. Not B but D. Look CLOSELY at the question because the verb is PLURAL. That means that the ...
May 19, 2013

Spanish
I"m not sure what you are doing here. I must always see the instructions before I see the items. Number 1 says this so far: 1. Have you been swimming in the ocean for a month? For 2 months. A. How long is it? B. How long is it that C. For a month. D. At what time? Do you ...
May 19, 2013

French (SraJMcGin)
Because I can't wait, use GOOGLE Search and go to this address. Then you can select what works for your computer, but get back with any question(s) you might have: https://www.google.com/search?q=How%20to%20make%20French%20accents%20on%20a%20computer&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t...
May 19, 2013

French (SraJMcGin)
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 you have Windows or not with a PC? Sra
May 19, 2013

French
I agree with Math-Mate about the full name: La Basilique du Sacré Coeur. Sra (aka Mme)
May 18, 2013

French
Spelling of heart = Coeur (twice = beginning & end) a without an accent is a verb (avoir) so this MUST have the accent grave = à très must also have an accent grave (twice) Here is a run-on sentence with 2 conjugated verbs "bumping" into each other. You...
May 18, 2013

Spanish
1. the subject in this one is NOT "abuelos" but "apartamento" which is singular & masculine = B. Su 2. this is a plural subject = Evangelina & tú = ustedes = 3rd person plural = A. Prefieren 3. OK 4. A says that I am dirty! Intead, you are referring ...
May 18, 2013

French check my answer
Je visite le pays de la Guadeloupe...(also "je l'adore" for I love it.) les océans (masculine/plural) étonnants Une activité que j'ai faite (have you had preceding direct objects with the passé composé have the past ...
May 16, 2013

French Is this translate correctly
Quand nous avons fait du caming, papa et moi nous avons oublié d’emporter des sacs de couchage pour ma mère et ma soeur. Elles étaient furieuses. J’ai bien dormi cette nuir-là. Le lendemain, mon père et moi nous étions en ...
May 14, 2013

Spanish
1-6 are perfect. #7 = look at the first word "ojos" which is plural, so the only answer is A. #8 & #9 = perfect #10. el suéter is masculine/singular so the answer is "lo" = D #11 = perfecto #12 = this is the use of the pretérito (Compré...
May 11, 2013

Spanish
Then make sure it is singular = cuate T hat is a Mexican word meaning either twin or pal. Sra
May 9, 2013

Spanish
1. This depends upon what KIND of cards. If you mean a deck of cards = a los naipes (better) because "cartas" is usually "letters." 2. My friend = Mi amigo (usually) 3. drop the "que" = tienen prisa 4. FALSE because if you play an instrument, you ...
May 9, 2013

Spanish
Please use standard Spanish and that means capitalization where it is required and accent marks where they are required. If the accents should be there and they are missing, the word is ENTIRELY wrong. Érase una vez una niña hermosa que se llamaba Capercita Roja...
May 8, 2013

Spanish 2
Cuando yo ser joven vivia en chicago. Nuestra familia tener una cerca un casa bonita cerca de un parque. un dia hacer mucho calor. mi mama decir que los meterorologos anunciar en la television que iba a llover mucho esa noche. eran las siete de la noche cuando comenzar la ...
May 7, 2013

Spanish 2
Let's begin with an explanation of the difference between the 2 tenses. Think "action" = pretérito & "description" = imperfecto: Pretérito e imperfecto: This was always my favorite thing to teach. The difference makes Spanish so rich. The ...
May 7, 2013

French
It would certainly help to know the textbook you have, the vocabulary you are studying, the level of French you have, etc. In any event, I'll take a "stab" at it. Are you positive that the 4th letter is "l?" a _ t _ n _ l? I would have suspected the ...
May 5, 2013

Social Studies
Did it ever occur to you to enter that query into either GOOGLE or BING? Bing WEBIMAGESVIDEOSMAPSNEWSMORE 12,300 RESULTSAny time Homework Packet www.nonags.org/members/dasaunders/SOLreview/adobereviewquest.pdf · PDF file Which colonial region had the Boston harbor, ... ...
April 30, 2013

Spanish
Please check #2. There is no such word as "atreida" so could you mean "atrevida?" Then the answer is B and all those choices are incorrect, because she is a girl and they must be feminine. #3 is a negative sentence, so it must be B. #4. It is always a good ...
April 29, 2013

Spanish
First of all, learn the verb tener, which has certain forms to agree with the SUBJECT or SUBJECTS (singular or plural): yo tengo tú tienes él/ella/usted (Ud.) tiene nosotros/nosotras tenemos vosotros/vosotras tenéis (IF IT'S IN YOUR BOOK) ellos/ellas/...
April 12, 2013

FRENCHHHH
Be sure to ask any question you may have about the use of the Imperfect vs. the Passé Composé. Sra
April 8, 2013

FRENCHHHH
First of all proper punctuation would be appreciated, including necessary accents, capital letters, etc. Otherwise it is almost impossible for me to read it! What is your choice for venir? I think you thought it was voir (to see?) but it is the verb "to come." "...
April 8, 2013

spanish
I need to see everything you saw. Were you supposed to explain "alquilar" = to rent? Then "Pagar dinero cada mes para (in order to) vivir en un lugar" should do it. Sra
March 25, 2013

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...
March 18, 2013

Spanish 2
Yes, indeed, ¡perfecto! Sra
March 17, 2013

SPANISH 2 HELP
Sorry, I did not see this until this morning (Monday). #3 IS A. Sra
March 17, 2013

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 (...
March 16, 2013

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...
March 15, 2013

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...
March 13, 2013

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 ...
March 12, 2013

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
March 7, 2013

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 ...
March 7, 2013

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 ...
March 6, 2013

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 ...
March 5, 2013

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...
March 3, 2013

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 ...
March 2, 2013

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 ...
February 26, 2013

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&...
February 26, 2013

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
February 25, 2013

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...
February 9, 2013

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 ...
February 9, 2013

Spanish
You are most welcome! Sra
February 4, 2013

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...
February 4, 2013

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), ...
January 31, 2013

Spanish
Sra is the abbreviation for "Señora.." The spelling in English is "restaurant." You have said it very well in Spanish! Sra
January 31, 2013

French
C'était mon plaisir! Sra (aka Mme)
January 26, 2013

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 ...
January 26, 2013

french
You are most welcome! Possibly because I have taught this in 3 languages for over 32 years! Sra (aka Mme)
January 26, 2013

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...
January 26, 2013

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 = ...
January 23, 2013

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...
January 22, 2013

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...
January 21, 2013

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. ...
January 19, 2013

Spanish Check??
OK. It would appear you are not going to finish it, so I'm no longer saving your question. Sra
January 18, 2013

Spanish Check??
Waiting for you to finish the dialogue. On the last line, check the gender of the word "color." Sra
January 18, 2013

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&...
January 18, 2013

Spanish Check??
Because 2 of them are identical close to the end, did you miss one? ¡perfecto! Sra
January 18, 2013

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 ...
January 18, 2013

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 ...
January 5, 2013

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 ...
January 5, 2013

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 + ...
January 3, 2013

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&...
January 3, 2013

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 ...
January 3, 2013

Spanish 2
Please let me know what your teacher says? I wish you had been MY student! Sra
January 3, 2013

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 ...
January 3, 2013

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