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Forum: Grammar March 26, 2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By Bobbert
Smile Thank you, AngelicaDeAlquezar, for the thorough...

Thank you, AngelicaDeAlquezar, for the thorough explanation and the great examples.

I appreciate your taking the time to answer with such detail. This gives me a lot to think about and to study.
Forum: Grammar March 25, 2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By Bobbert
Dar Por Sentado/Hecho

Even our neighbors take for granted the goods and services provided
Incluso nuestros vecinos dan por sentado/hecho los bienes y servicios prestados/brindados

Since I’m talking about “vecinos,”...
Forum: Translations March 09, 2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By Bobbert
Thank you, pjt33 and AngelicaDeAlquezar. I...

Thank you, pjt33 and AngelicaDeAlquezar. I appreciate your input, corrections, and explanations.
Forum: Translations March 08, 2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By Bobbert
It's Possible That There May Never Be..........

Which of the following, if any, is the correct way to say:

While driving yesterday, I got to thinking that it's possible that there may never be a cure for the coronavirus.

Mientras manejando...
Forum: Grammar February 14, 2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By Bobbert
Thank you, AngelicaDeAlquezar. That answers my...

Thank you, AngelicaDeAlquezar. That answers my question.
Forum: Grammar February 11, 2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By Bobbert
Thanks, poli. Your suggestion feels more...

Thanks, poli.

Your suggestion feels more like "I would hope.........," but I guess that could work too. It will take some getting used to since that's not the first thing that comes to my mind...
Forum: Grammar February 09, 2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By Bobbert
Espero Que............

I normally see the present subjunctive after “espero que,” but in the examples below, the present subjunctive doesn’t feel right since the action already happened.

Are these examples correct? ...
Forum: Grammar February 03, 2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By Bobbert
Thanks, Rusty. That's a great explanation. It's...

Thanks, Rusty. That's a great explanation. It's totally clear to me now.
Forum: Grammar February 02, 2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By Bobbert
"Le" or "Les"

They are taking everything away from his business partners

Le están quitando todo a sus socios comerciales/de negocios
Les están quitando todo a sus socios comerciales/de negocios

Do I need to...
Forum: Translations January 19, 2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 929
Posted By Bobbert
Thank you, AngelicaDeAlquezar. That clears it up...

Thank you, AngelicaDeAlquezar. That clears it up for me.
Forum: Translations January 17, 2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 929
Posted By Bobbert
Should Not Be Allowed To

Recently, during a conversation, I wanted to voice the opinion:

“Those people should not be allowed to use the system.”

I ended up not voicing my opinion because I couldn’t formulate the...
Forum: Grammar November 27, 2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By Bobbert
Thank you for responding, Rusty, and thank you...

Thank you for responding, Rusty, and thank you for the link. That clears it up.
Forum: Translations November 26, 2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By Bobbert
Actually, I did ask another question about a week...

Actually, I did ask another question about a week ago entitled "Están vs. Son" in the Grammar section that may have gotten overlooked.

Getting an answer to that question would also be a great...
Forum: Translations November 26, 2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By Bobbert
Thank you, AngelicadeAlquezar. That really...

Thank you, AngelicadeAlquezar. That really helped.

The concept of "supposed to" / "not supposed to" is a difficult construction in Spanish for me because it's not a direct translation. Your...
Forum: Translations November 25, 2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By Bobbert
No one was supposed to be there

In a conversation, I was going to say, "No one was supposed to be there." I didn't actually say it because I was unsure of how to form the sentence. Now that I have time to think about it, I'm...
Forum: Grammar November 20, 2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 561
Posted By Bobbert
Están vs. Son

Discussing recent accidents in my neighborhood with my neighbor, I said, “Muchos de estos accidentes están causados por conductores desatentos.” My neighbor added, “Y son causados por personas que...
Forum: Grammar November 12, 2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By Bobbert
Thank you, AlgelicaDeAlquezar. Your explanations...

Thank you, AlgelicaDeAlquezar. Your explanations make it clear. I appreciate your taking the time to write them.
Forum: Grammar November 10, 2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By Bobbert
You'll Wish

If I don't do it now, tomorrow you'll wish I had done it.

Si no lo hago ahora, mañana desearás que lo hubiera hecho
Si no lo hago ahora, mañana desearás que lo haya hecho

Since "you'll wish"...
Forum: Translations November 05, 2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 898
Posted By Bobbert
Thank you, AngelicaDeAlquezar, for the...

Thank you, AngelicaDeAlquezar, for the corrections and suggestions. That clears it up for me.
Forum: Translations November 04, 2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 898
Posted By Bobbert
Might As Well Have Not Even ........

I heard this comment said in English the other day, and I wondered to myself how I would have translated it.

That blouse is so low-cut that she might as well have not even worn it.

I would...
Forum: Translations October 04, 2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By Bobbert
Thank you, Robindesbois.

Thank you, Robindesbois.
Forum: Translations October 02, 2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By Bobbert
Thank you, Robindesbois. From your comment, I...

Thank you, Robindesbois. From your comment, I understand that "permanecer" is the best verb to use in this case.

Are the other examples with "quedarse" and "quedar" also correct but just not...
Forum: Translations October 01, 2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By Bobbert
Permanecer / Quedar / Quedarse

What is the correct way to say "stays" / "remains" in the following example?

I'm in favor of this bill if it stays/remains as is.

Estoy a favor de este proyecto de ley si permanece tal cual.
...
Forum: Grammar September 16, 2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By Bobbert
Thank you, AngelicaDeAlquezar.

Thank you, AngelicaDeAlquezar.
Forum: Grammar September 15, 2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 323
Posted By Bobbert
If I hadn't stopped and..........

Are any of my attempts below viable ways of saying:

If I hadn’t stopped and let the other car go by, I wouldn’t be in this predicament now


Si no hubiera parado y dejara que el otro...
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