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Forum: Grammar May 16, 2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By AlwaysLost
There is no reference to a beginning or end. This...

There is no reference to a beginning or end. This is a place that I've been to, which sounds like a completed action.


The two examples I have are...
Fueron a Buenos Aires Ayer.
Sandra esperaba...
Forum: Grammar May 12, 2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By AlwaysLost
I was in the woods.

In my notes, I saw, "Yo era en el bosque" and it struck me as wrong. There are two issues. The first is that I'm sure estar needs to be used. And the second, I believe preterite is the correct tense...
Forum: Grammar April 17, 2017, 03:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,088
Posted By AlwaysLost
Omitting both indirect and direct objects? ...

Omitting both indirect and direct objects?


Hice los platos por mi madre.
Forum: Grammar April 10, 2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,088
Posted By AlwaysLost
I just noticed the hizo. Does this make more...

I just noticed the hizo. Does this make more sense?

Lo hice los platos por mi madre.


But the checker hates that too. Help :confused:
Forum: Grammar April 01, 2017, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,088
Posted By AlwaysLost
Is the checker wrong?

I have this sentence to indicate I am doing something nice for my mother, not told, but just something nice.

Me hizo por mi madre.

But when I turn the sentence into this. The online checker...
Forum: Grammar March 05, 2017, 04:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 911
Posted By AlwaysLost
Commands

If I wanted to order someone to clean a mess we both see, would I say....

Limpies esto ahora!
Forum: Grammar February 16, 2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 615
Posted By AlwaysLost
What did I do now?

I was told that this is wrong, but the teacher is out so I am posting here.

Dila tu número. = Tell her your number. (Command)
Forum: Grammar February 16, 2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,548
Posted By AlwaysLost
La clase es dentro del colegio. - That's the...

La clase es dentro del colegio. - That's the intention. The class moves every semester.
Forum: Grammar February 08, 2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,548
Posted By AlwaysLost
Estar and Ser on Location.

I thought I saw this somewhere else, but I can't find my notes.


El colegio está dentro de Reno. Is the location of a building.
La clase es dentro de Colegio. Is the location of an event.

But...
Forum: Grammar February 07, 2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 847
Posted By AlwaysLost
Commands in the negative

I am reading that for irregular verbs...
Salir -> sal
Hacer -> haz
Poner -> pon

The next part is confusing. The example given states that pon -> No pongas. But in class my notes state sal -> No...
Forum: Grammar December 02, 2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,414
Posted By AlwaysLost
Estar: preterite vs imperfect ?

So my basic understanding of preterite vs imperfect is that emotions stated in the past need to be imperfect. For example:

Estoy triste - I am sad
Estaba triste - I was sad


But are there an...
Forum: Grammar October 18, 2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,257
Posted By AlwaysLost
All (or most common) stem changing verbs?

My google foo has got to be especially weak today. Is there a list rolling around out there for the most common stem changing verbs? Scrolling through my text book shows less than 50, but the lists...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques October 06, 2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,306
Posted By AlwaysLost
Spanish Novelas that match Vistas textbook?

So I have the Barbara Bregstein books which have chapters that mildly match the Vistas textbook students love to use in college(sarcasm), but I was wondering if anyone has made little short stories...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques September 02, 2016, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,170
Posted By AlwaysLost
Books that go from English to Spanish?

I was thinking about it and the thing that has built my vocabulary the fastest has been reading exercises. Based on that I was wondering if there are any books out there that will slowly move from...
Forum: Grammar September 01, 2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,111
Posted By AlwaysLost
Thank you. I'm to keep my posts within this...

Thank you. I'm to keep my posts within this thread so we can see a complete thought.

This is the next bit that I'm stuck on.
una mujer le dice a su novio que lo extraña cuando está lejos de ella;...
Forum: Grammar August 30, 2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,111
Posted By AlwaysLost
I'm still lost. Can you help me sentence by...

I'm still lost. Can you help me sentence by sentence, I think it would be helpful to go over a variety of examples.

Yo los miro: un hombre besa a un mujer; tres ninos corren hacia una mujer y...
Forum: Grammar August 11, 2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,111
Posted By AlwaysLost
Direct vs Indirect?

I missed something here. The direct object receives and the indirect object gives.


Here is an example from each section of my book.

Direct object: María lo ama. lo is the direct object....
Forum: Vocabulary July 11, 2016, 04:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,183
Posted By AlwaysLost
Spanish-English dictionary for Kindle(8th)

Was wondering if anyone knew of a good Spanish-English dictionary to use with the Kindle(8th). Preferably free...
Forum: Grammar June 24, 2016, 05:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 901
Posted By AlwaysLost
Time concerning en punto?

Is it common to remove the morning, afternoon, night part of the time when you add en punto?

So for instance: It is 6:00 p.m. sharp! is listed as Son las seis en punto!

I've see this in a few...
Forum: Grammar June 16, 2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,518
Posted By AlwaysLost
It's one of those workbook things it wants me to...

It's one of those workbook things it wants me to know the different reasons why I would use ser over estar.


Along those same lines... Why is "Personal opinion of appearance" considered Estar,...
Forum: Grammar June 16, 2016, 04:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,518
Posted By AlwaysLost
Why is 'estudientes' identification and not profession?

Not like it really really matters because I get the correct form of ser either way, but why is it that a 'profesor' is a profession, but not a student. Why would student be listed as an...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques June 15, 2016, 03:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,785
Posted By AlwaysLost
Yes, I am aware that it is meant only as a...

Yes, I am aware that it is meant only as a reference book. Thanks for the positive review, I got it in the mail today.


I also got Easy Spanish Step-By-Step by Barbara Bregstein. So far so good,...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques June 07, 2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,785
Posted By AlwaysLost
Which next book? And other book questions...

So I have finished Madrigals Magical Key To Spanish and currently in the middle of Living Language(Audio CD and Work Book)........ Now between the two I definitely learned more quickly with Madrigals...
Forum: Grammar May 22, 2016, 03:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,170
Posted By AlwaysLost
Reflexives?

I seeing these sentences and no explanation as to the differences.

Me pongo el sombrero
Me puse el vestido

Nos ponemos el abrigo
Nos ponimos la bufanda

I know that the first one is...
Forum: Grammar May 05, 2016, 12:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,055
Posted By AlwaysLost
¿Carlos vino? vs ¿Vino Carlos?

So I'm staring at this sentence trying to figure it out. The first one makes perfect since...
¿Vino Carlos a Bolivia En avión? Did Charles come a Bolivia by plane?

All is good, but there are...
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