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April 21, 2014

Posts by SraJMcGin


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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?...

Spanish-Please check answers
1. correct and another choice is: ´El nunca va. 2. personal "a" = Él ve a alguien. 3. personal "a" = Él no ve a nadie. Personal "a" is used in front of direct object that is a person, pet, etc. Sra

spanish
Please don't forget the required accent marks. If you don't know how to do them with the computer, I need to know 2 things: 1) Do you have a PC or a Mac? 2) do you have Windows or not? Here's a review of ser & estar. Each time you use one or the other, mentally giv...

spanish
El primer día visité el museo de Salvador Dalí que cubría muchas pinturas maravillosas y me gustó muchísimo. Luego fui a las Ramblas donde tomé con mis amigos en un restaurante y también fui a la iglesia de la Familia Sag...

Spanish-Plase check
Nadie uso este telefóno. = 2 errors. usó must have an accent and the accent is on teléfono No voy nunca la ópera. This is the verb ir and requires "a" when you say "to where you go" = No voy nunca a la ópera. Perhaps you h...

Spanish
¡Perfecto! With the negative, you also have the choice of using the strong negative word without the "no" as in: 1. No, nadie hay en la puerta. 2. No, nada hay en la mesa. Sra

Spanish-Help
1. Yo pedí = I ordered but your English said "I ate" = Comí un taco en el restaurante anteayer. 2. Bebí un batido en el restaurante mexicano la semana pasada. (most adjectives follow the noun(s) modified.) NOTE: When you say "el restaurante&...

Spanish-SraJMcGin-Please recheck
to perform = ejecutar but in a theatre = representar for a machine = funcionar Here's my "lesson" on how to use a dictionary. 1. take en English word (perform), look it up in a good bilingual dictionary and 2. WRITE DOWN every Spanish word there. 3. NOW, look up ...

Spanish-SraJMcGinplease check
Because Emily is on a first-name basis with "me" the question should read: "¿Cuál es tu cosa favorita..." "en el ciro" is "en el circo" check all the "acróbatas" because they require an accent mark Without ...

spanish
Right! That's Venezuelan. Sra

spanish
Because "gana" is in the Present Indicative, so is the verb "perder." BUT the verb "perder" is a stem-changing verb from e--->ie. The form you need is "pierde" Sra

Spanish-8th grade
1. ¿Qué buscas cuando vas de compras? is the question as Ricardfo says. the answer then is: Busco variedad de cosas cuando me voy de compras. OR rather than irse, since the question only uses "ir" I would also in the answer = Busco variedad de cosas cua...

Simple how-to to do in french?
If you do Origami, the plane is a good idea. Try something that is your hobby, but if you don't have a hobby, MathMate has good ideas. Sra (aka Mme)

Spanish-Please check SraJMcGin
You are entirely welcome! Sra

Spanish-Please check SraJMcGin
one thousand = mil two thousand = dos mil three thousand = tres mil four thousand = cuatro mil on up to one hundred thousand = cien mil one hundred three thousand = ciento tres mil Just be careful with the compounds including "un" twenty-one thousand = veintiú...

Spanish-Please check
If it is "la clienta" the address would be "Señora" or "Señorita" but not "Señor" so I'd put "el cliente" where you have "la clienta." los pantalones negros (the "specific" black pan...

Problem with 2 English sentences (French student)
Bonjour! Sans savoir le livre ou l'année de publication, il est possible que ce que vous avez lu soit démodé. Mais en tout cas, on peut solicitter "a licensed store" ou avoir "a food-service contract" avec Starbucks. Voici des produ...

Spanish
What you are working with here is called "Comparasons of Equality." Those of Inequality used más/menos for example, etc. Here are the rules: 1. tan + adjetive or adverb + como = as...as Examples: Ella no es tan pobre como tú = She is not as poor as you....

spanish
Actually, the English is probably "I care more about others than myself?" There are many ways to convey this idea, depending upon the vocabulary you have studied! You should always try to use the vocabulary you have learned first. Then you need to know how to use the...

Spanish
It's always a good idea to number each question/answer you do, so we are both looking at the same one. 1. This IS what the questin required. 2. Note the first word "En?" You need it in the answer = En Panamá, Puerto Rico y el Ecuador (el is usually used wi...

spanish
You will LOVE this exercise, because it is the use of the INFINITIVE after any PREPOSITION. Just memorize: "Preposition + Infinitive." Prepositions Common ly Used Before Infinitives: a = to, at al + inf = upon antes de = before con = with (sometimes "to" or...

french
Salut! I'm assuming that you are using the verb "to help" = aider. Note the spelling. "To help" someone to do something is "aidér qq à + infinitive. There is also the reflexive verb: "s'aider de" so note the different pr...

Spanish-SraJMcGin-Please check
If you want one word for T-shirt (I couldn't think of it, a native-speaker friend of mine couldn't think of it, but FINALLY one friend came up with a word. Depending upon the region, the word could be different, but in Spain, I've heard the word: el corpiño....

Spanish-SraJMcGin-Please check
1. You could make a difference, if you wish, between "the earrings" and "some earrings" by changing "los" to "unos." 3. the difference between 2 words: "camisa" = shirt but "camiseta" is usually an "undershirt.&q...

Spanish - beginner
Let's begin with the English grammatical error! ARE there any grammatical errors! (Knowing correct English can help with Spanish. If I don't mention a sentence from above, it's because it's OK. clause relater "que" = que - that but como - how, as Teng...

Spanish-SraJMcGin please check
de nada...Sra

Spanish-SraJMcGin please check
This would be far easier to do if you always number the sentences. 2. arete is masculine = los aretes de oro muy bonitos. Any adjective must have the same number (singular/plural) and gender (masculine/feminine) as the noun(s) modified. As for también, it's OK there...

Spanish
¡excelente! Sra

Spanish
De nada "quienquiera que sea" = to whomever you are! Anonymous is NOT my favorite nanme to respond to! Sra/Mme

Spanish
Just in case it isn't the one above, here's another: 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 c...

Spanish
If this chart doesn't work for you, let me know because I have other charts as well: Microsoft Word for Windows The default keystrokes for accented characters are as follows: Symbols joined by a + need to be held down at the same time; Symbols separated by a coma need to b...

Spanish
Do NOT learn the verb "gustar" as the verb "to like" for you will understand it better if you learn it as the verb "to be pleasing.....to someone." Now you will understand why it is USUALLY used 3rd person singular (one thing IS pleasing to someon...

spanish
Don't forget to put the necessary accent marks where they belong: Tengo la nariz pequeña. (a = una) That IS the rule, but that's not to say that it is never broken! "Articles of clothing and parts of the body use the definite article." Tengo la barba l...

Spanish-Please check these
Just be careful when you copy the question that you get all the syllables: ¿Qué prepararon Uds. ayer? (preparar = prepar + aron (the ending) You answered perfectly! Olé Sra

Spanish
¡Hola, Terry! I only come here now when someone sends me a link to do. Please remember that any adjective will have the same number (singular/plural) and gender (masculine/feminine) as the noun(s) modified. Hay una cama cómoda (fem.) A tricky word is "el sof&...

spanish
In that case, you seem to be on the right track because you will begin in the past tense = I asked/did ask her if...and the Imperfect Subjunctive IS the most polite. Sra

spanish
The instructions are what exactly? If it says to use the FUTURE, that's one thing. Is there a model or example for you to follow? What you write is fine for the Imperfect Subjunctive (either -ra or -se form) but I'm not sure that that is what you are to do without seei...

spanish
P.S. Here are some things I tell my students and most of it is very close to what Kade told you. 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 transl...

spanish
The way these 2 sentences are set up, it seems awkward to put either in that blank. Let me see the directions given for this exercise and any modelo/example you might have. Otherwise: Yo encuentro la amabilidad = I find friendliness. Yo busco a un amigo que es amable. You coul...

spanish
Excellent, Kade! The best thing to do is try exercises with the difference between the two. Follow those rules Kade sent you, try the exercises you have and then ask that I check them for you. Sra

Spanish-Please check my work
Here are your two choices: 1. After an infinitive and/or a gerund (-ndo form), but be careful that you might need an accent mark. Yes, adding anything to an -ndo but usually only if there are 2 object pronouns added to an infinitive. (an indirect plus a direct) 2. In the usual...

Spanish
You did not state which tense you were to do, but since I see the Future Perfect, that must be it? 5. See the "tú?" That tells which of the 4 forms = habrás llegado. 6. The extraordinary waiter is NOT... friendly (amigable), motivated (as one meaning) (...

Spanish
4. It (referring to "tu ropa") is the subject so this is it = Ella está en el armario. or simply = Mi ropa está en el armario. Sra

Spanish-9th gradePlease check
If you were to use Reflexive Verbs (lavarse ponerse), you are absolutely correct! These 2 verbs may be used Reflexively or not. Yo pongo el libro en la mesa. Mi hermano lava su coche. Sra

spanish
I need to know WHO is telling the story: "my" = mi, mis "your (familiar singular" = tu, tus his = su, sus her = su, sus your (formal, singular) = su, sus our = nuestro/nuestra/nuestros/nuestras your (familiar plural) = vuestro/vuestra/vuestros/vuestras thei...

spanish/check please
Please don't forget the necessary accents. If you don't know how to do them, we need to know 2 things> 1. Do you have a PC or a Mac and 2. Do you have Windows or not? 1. mañana 3. There are 2 separate parts of speech: después de = preposition and the a...

11French
If the twins are both boys = Bienvenus des jumeaux Même s'ils sont les mêmes...différents talented = doué everything he wanted = tout ce qu'il voulait a été abandonné = has been abandoned? Philippe ne pouvait pas...son jou...

french- affirmative commands
The Imperative (Command form) of regular verbs are the same as the corresponding forms of the Present Indicative except for the omission of the subject pronouns tu, vous, and nous. EXCEPTION: the familiar form of "-er" verbs, drops the final "s". This is wh...

SPANISH
P.S. Look at the type of vocabulary you are studying, because that helps too. Here are some ideas. See if they help: In Mexico City, for example, many large shopping malls have department stores, hammocks and typical Mexican hats that you might not find here, except in Los Ang...

SPANISH
You would not have these questions unless you had something to read that contains the answers. For example, what textbook do you have and were are you in it? We need to know exactly what you are studying to answer these questions. Sra

Spanish-Please check SraJMcGin if possible
¡perfecto! Well done, because many students have difficulty answering questions! Sra

Spanish-7thgrade
Don't forget to close the gap in "e l" despertador. Después is an adverb = Afterwards Después de is what you need here = after Después del desayuno "en la mañana" is better as "por la mañana" = "in the m...

Spanish-Please check SraJMcGin
The only thing I did with the question was to correct the missing accent marks. The questions that required accent marks were incorrect without them! #3 = in the answer, again I state that you need to remove the ending question mark! THEN, all your answers are correct. Sra

FRENCH
Finally I found "l'ouïe = hearing, having to do with the perception of sound. That is the feminine noun and l'ouiement (without the dieresis) must be coined from that word. Here is what le dictionnaire de l'Académie française has to say: ou&...

FRENCH
First of all, where EXACTLY did you see this expression? Always give the context. I have found it listed in legal documents, written in French, however "le dictionnaire de l'Académie Française" said there was no such term. I even found the word &quo...

Spanish 8th grade
If an accent mark is required, you must put it where it belongs. If you tell me 2 things, I can send you a chart on how t make accent marks on the computer. 1. Do you have a PC or a Mac 2. Do you have Windows or not 1. mamá (both question and answer) 2. perfect 3. &ique...

french
If you have a good textbook, in the Appendices (at the back) you should have a list of irregular -er verbs. Regular -er verbs follow the pattern of "parler" = je parle, tu parles, il/elle/on parle, nous parlons, vous parlez, ils/elles parlent Some irregular -er verbs...

Spanish-Please check also
Don't worry about numbering here, but thanks for thinking of it! Only one error and it is the penultimate (next-to-last) one: son = fueron Note that in the Preterit ser and ir are identical (fui, fuiste, fue, fuimos, fuisteis, fueron) so watch for the "a" identif...

Spanish
If an accent mark is required, it is considered wrong without it. Assuming you are doing the Preterit: 1. tomé Everything else is ¡perfecto! Sra

Spanish-8th grade
What happened to #8? How did you know to use poder in #1 - 4, because it was possible to also use saber in #3? Otherwise, what I see is perfect. You don't mention if you have Windows XP or Vista. Try the following: Have the num lock enabled. Press and hold the ALT key and...

Spanish
a non-modified noun requires no article = era marinista buena reputación (feminine word) había ganado = had won, Past Perfect marine painting = la pintura marina competir (like pedir = e--->i) = compitió frequently = frecuentemente was awarded = fue adj...

french
It is asking for the indirect object pronoun "to them" as in "I show/do show/am showing the apparement to them." the direct object is "l'appartement" and the indirect noun is "aux amis" so Here is the sentence: Je leur montre l'a...

Spanish-the last set of quesions-please check
5. recibí (accent) For a paragraph, you can make it more sophisticated by combining some simple sentences into complex ones. The sentences are good, but you might want to link them differently in a paragraph . Sra

Spanish-please checkanother question
2. tu (just a typo) Everything else is ¡perfecto! Sra

Spanish-please check
3. An accent on película The rest are great! If you would like the usual word order for a question, #4 & #5 would be: ¿Quisiste tú...? (Simply invert the verb and subject.) Sra

spanish
Because you have the subject "ella" as the second word, this should be a question. The word order here dictates that, so it is most likely: ¿Es ella guapa? = Is she pretty? Sra

science
P.S. Sorry, I missed your second qustion. Try some of these links for informaation: http://www.google.com/search?q=why+some+partly+molten+lava+rises+toward+Earth%27s+surface.+&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a Sra

science
Tyr some of the following links for information: http://www.google.com/search?q=why+do+you+think+people+rejected+Wegner%27s+idea+of+continental+drift%3F+&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a Sra

Biology
Try some of the following links for information: http://www.google.com/search?q=What+is+the+difference+between+thromboplasin+and+factor+Xa&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a Sra

Economics
See if any of the following links will help you: http://www.google.com/search?q=the+economist%27s+view+of+%22It+is+not+from+the+benevolence+of+the+butcher%2C+the+brewer%2C+or+the+baker+that+we+expect+our+dinner%2C+but+from+their+regard+to+their+own+interest.%22+&ie=utf-8&oe=ut...

Anthro
Try some o f the following links fr information: http://www.google.com/search?q=how+images+challenge+our+assumptions+and+understanding+of+society+as+relatively+cohesive%2C+homogenous+and+stable+social+units%3F&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefo...

oceanography
Try some of the following links for information: http://www.google.com/search?q=how+did+the+ocean+form&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a Sra

english
Yes. Sra

science
Try some of the following links for information: http://www.google.com/search?q=When+was+the+origin+of+the+universe%3F+&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a Sra

english
Try some of the following links for information: http://www.google.com/search?q=in+James+Baldwins+%22Go+tell+it+on+the+mountain%22+where+race+becomes+an+obstacle+in+a+characters+attempt+to+search+for+identity.&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefo...

English Grammar check
Well done! Sra

Sociology
Try some of the following links for information: http://www.google.com/search?q=What+are+the+manifest+and+latent+functions+of+education+in+the+U.S.+Today%3F+&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a Sra

science
Try some of the following links for information: http://www.google.com/search?q=what+characterizes+most+of+the+ocean+world+temperature+wise%3F+&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a Sra

science
Try soome of the following links for information: http://www.google.com/search?q=how+is+the+ocean+stratified%3F+&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a Sra

science
Try some of the following links for information: http://www.google.com/search?q=what+special+properties+do+the+hydrogen+bonds+of+water+molecules+give+to+water%3F+&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a Sra

science
Try some of the following links fr information: http://www.google.com/search?q=what+type+of+sediments+arrive+in+the+ocean+from+continents+via+rivers%3F+&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a Sra

science
Try some of the fllowing links for information: http://www.google.com/search?q=what+type+of+sediments+are+of+organic+origin%3F&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a Sra

science
Try some of the following links for information: http://www.google.com/search?q=what+is+the+most+abundant+type+of+sediment+in+the+ocean%3F+&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a Sra

science-oceanography
Try some of the following links for information: http://www.google.com/search?q=how+are+large+volumes+of+bottom+sediments+transported+long+distances%3F+&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a Sra

Learning skills
Try some of the following links for information: http://www.google.com/search?q=What+are+the+advantages+of+study+reading%3F&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a Sra

history
Try some of the following links for information: http://www.google.com/search?q=Sureme+Court%27s+decision+in+Brown+v.+Board+of+Educatio+n+of+Topeka&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a Sra

history
Try some of the following links for information: http://www.google.com/search?q=Truman%27s+Fair+Deal+statements&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a Sra

Ela
Try some of the following links for verification: http://www.google.com/search?q=in+Romeo+%26+Juliet%2C+what+kind+of+relationship+does+Lor+dCapulet++have+with+Juliet%3F&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a#sclient=psy-ab&hl=en&client=firefox-a...

Science
Try some o f the following links for information: http://www.google.com/search?q=steps+you+would+take+to+find+the+volume+of+a+fossil+&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a Sra

science
Try some of the following links on normal faults for information: http://www.google.com/search?q=normal+fault&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a Sra

Science
Try some of the following links for information: http://www.google.com/search?q=steps+you+would+take+to+find+the+volume+of+a+fossil+&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a Sra

literature
Try some of the follwing links for information: http://www.google.com/search?q=what+are+two+stressed+and+unstessed+marked+stanzas+from+the+Sneetches+&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a Sra

English
2) two or more narrators = "narrators’ " but only one narrator = narrator's 4) believes in the tale believed when he wrote the tale 5) in that OR is th at of the double? Sra

bio
Could you please state your question more clearly? Sra

bio
Reading th is quickly, I can nt understand what you need. Sra

English
1) enlist IN the Army 2) than he was, etc. 5) and in place, etc. Sra

biology
Try some of the following links for information: http://www.google.com/search?q=Is+it+normal+for+variation+to+occur+within+a+group%3F+Explain.+&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a Sra

billing and coding
Here are some tutorials you might like to have: http://www.google.com/search?q=billing+%26+coding+tutorials&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a Sra

billing and coding
Please refer to your next post, which I saw first. Sra

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