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Forum: Grammar September 21, 2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,028
Posted By rparmst
Most people I have talked to in the U.S. say,...

Most people I have talked to in the U.S. say, "How many hours are you taking?"

Or, "You must take 12 hours to be a full-time student."

I am sure people would understand if you substituted...
Forum: Grammar December 02, 2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,444
Posted By rparmst
Esperar with past actions

(I was going to post this in the ojala with past actions thread, but my question is slightly different.)

My question refers to using esperar (used as I wish) when referring to past actions.
I...
Forum: Grammar July 30, 2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,555
Posted By rparmst
Excellent explanation as always! Thanks!!!

Excellent explanation as always!
Thanks!!!
Forum: Grammar July 27, 2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,555
Posted By rparmst
Thanks! Just a quick follow-up question- If...

Thanks! Just a quick follow-up question-

If #4 is ok, then why wasn't my original statement to my friend, "Pensé que habría habido más tráfico," ("I thought that there would have been more...
Forum: Grammar July 27, 2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,555
Posted By rparmst
Correspondence of tenses

The other day I said to my friend who speaks decent Engish but is a native spanish speaker, "Pensé que habría habido más tráfico," (I thought there would have been more traffic) and he corrected me...
Forum: Vocabulary July 09, 2012, 02:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,017
Posted By rparmst
I promise to mean "I swear" or "I assure you" is...

I promise to mean "I swear" or "I assure you" is VERY common in US English--probably because we Americans are always so sure of ourselves while at the same time very defensive. ("I promise" is also...
Forum: Vocabulary July 09, 2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,795
Posted By rparmst
I would say "teacher's pet."

I would say "teacher's pet."
Forum: Grammar June 27, 2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,489
Posted By rparmst
Thanks to everyone for all the input! And for...

Thanks to everyone for all the input! And for those curious, my friend who told me to say this lives in Santo Domingo.
Forum: Grammar June 26, 2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,489
Posted By rparmst
2 indirect objects?

The other day I said to my friend, "Dile a Félix hola por mi." (I was trying to say, "Tell Felix hello for me.")

My native-speaking friend said that no native speaker would say it that way--that...
Forum: Translations June 13, 2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 919
Posted By rparmst
Cuando viene aver...

"No te pierda por tanto días que cuando viene aver te olvido."

My Dominican friend (who doesn't speak English) wrote me that on facebook. I asked my Panamanian friend what "que cuando viene...
Forum: Grammar April 30, 2012, 12:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,717
Posted By rparmst
Perfect. Thanks so much! Actually I was...

Perfect. Thanks so much!

Actually I was just thinking of times when there is not a pronoun. In those cases do you use the subject that comes first?

Example:
El problema es los estudiantes....
Forum: Grammar April 30, 2012, 12:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,173
Posted By rparmst
Conditional with como

I came across a sentence structure that was in conditional that used como to mean if instead if si, but it didn't seem to follow the rules of si condicional.

"Como lo vuelvas a hacer te...
Forum: Grammar April 30, 2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,717
Posted By rparmst
Subject/pronoun-Verb Agreement with ser

This is something I should have learned like my first month of Spanish, and I am embarrassed that I do not know it:

Obviously conjungation of a verb depends on the subject (Yo voy, Tú vas, etc)....
Forum: Grammar April 13, 2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,204
Posted By rparmst
I have gotten very mixed opionions from persons...

I have gotten very mixed opionions from persons of different countries about whether the third construction is correct:
"Es posible que (él) estuviera durmiendo."

I believe some people in some...
Forum: Grammar April 13, 2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,059
Posted By rparmst
Quick past subjunctive question

I was saying something to a friend who is Dominican and Puerto Rican yesterday, and he corrected me, but was not able to explain why. i thought I had been doing pretty well with subjunctive until...
Forum: Grammar February 07, 2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,408
Posted By rparmst
Smile Thank you so much! Excellent explanations!

Thank you so much! Excellent explanations!
Forum: Grammar February 07, 2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,408
Posted By rparmst
Present main verb with past subjunctive

In several grammar books I have seen that the present subjunctive is used when the verb in the main clause is in the present, future, present perfect or command form and that the past subjunctive is...
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