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Forum: Grammar June 08, 2013, 08:51 AM
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Posted By LearningSpanish
Perfecto, gracias :)

Perfecto, gracias :)
Forum: Grammar June 07, 2013, 09:54 PM
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Views: 1,535
Posted By LearningSpanish
Thanks so much for reminding me about that I had...

Thanks so much for reminding me about that I had completely forgotten it :(.

So the taxi is the direct object in both instances?

So I was having another read of that other thread and just...
Forum: Grammar June 07, 2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,535
Posted By LearningSpanish
Llamar vs llamar a

According to Rae 'llamar' can be transitive or intransitive.

Transitive when it means to call, intransitive when it means to phone.

I really like to understand the grammar of the Spanish as...
Forum: Grammar April 15, 2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,609
Posted By LearningSpanish
Does pedir always need an indirect object pronoun?

So ... pedir is transitive, ie. needs at least one object.

I thought that if there was an indirect object then an iop also needs be used, even when it seems redundant:

Eg. Le pidió $100 a...
Forum: Grammar March 11, 2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,197
Posted By LearningSpanish
What I got from the quote was that an independent...

What I got from the quote was that an independent clause would need to have a verb in a certain tense and given that the conditional can appear in an independent clause it would be a tense of the...
Forum: Grammar March 10, 2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,197
Posted By LearningSpanish
Thanks guys, @ Perikles - I totally agree...

Thanks guys,

@ Perikles - I totally agree about the subjunctive being a mood and I have tried to research whether the conditional is a tense or a mood so your explanation about verbs was great. ...
Forum: Grammar March 10, 2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,197
Posted By LearningSpanish
Replacing the conditional with the past subjunctive

Would it be true to say that the conditional tense may also sometimes be replaced by the past subjuntive, and can often be translated as 'would'?

Or is there a better way to put it? or some...
Forum: Grammar January 21, 2013, 02:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,610
Posted By LearningSpanish
Thanks for the update. The gentleman who told me...

Thanks for the update. The gentleman who told me that either the dop or iop can be used really knows his stuff when it comes to grammar and I'd very much doubt that he'd say it was optional if there...
Forum: Grammar January 20, 2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,610
Posted By LearningSpanish
Good tips, thanks Rusty. With the infinitive one...

Good tips, thanks Rusty. With the infinitive one suggestion I came across as to why the indirect object might be used is that the infinitive can be seen as the object of the main verb, making an...
Forum: Grammar January 20, 2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,610
Posted By LearningSpanish
No takers? As an update, just in case anyone...

No takers? As an update, just in case anyone else wonders about this in the future I've since been told by a very knowledgeable grammarian that there is no hard and fast rule and either the iop or...
Forum: Grammar January 18, 2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,610
Posted By LearningSpanish
Direct or Indirect Object Pronoun here?

I've been keeping my eye out for examples where the subjunctive can be replaced with the inifinitive (eg with mandar, dejar, hacer etc) and in such cases the indirect object pronoun seems common but...
Forum: Grammar December 23, 2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,511
Posted By LearningSpanish
Thank you very much that has really helped a lot...

Thank you very much that has really helped a lot :)
Forum: Grammar December 23, 2012, 02:16 PM
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Views: 1,511
Posted By LearningSpanish
The preposition 'a'

Just a question about the 'a' that we English speakers like to call the personal 'a'.

I guess technically it's still a preposition in Spanish. Does it actually have its own personal name? lol
...
Forum: Grammar November 21, 2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,356
Posted By LearningSpanish
Ojalá with past actions

I was just wondering how common it is to follow ojalá with a past action?

I know I've seen it followed by the past tense subjunctive - Ojalá que estuvieras aquí etc - but that's not talking...
Forum: Grammar November 20, 2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,652
Posted By LearningSpanish
Thank you :)

Thank you :)
Forum: Grammar November 19, 2012, 03:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,652
Posted By LearningSpanish
So basically you can choose either option, the...

So basically you can choose either option, the infinitive version if you think the hearer will figure out who you're talking about and the subjunctive version if you need to make clear who you're...
Forum: Grammar November 18, 2012, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,652
Posted By LearningSpanish
That's interesting, I was thinking that this one...

That's interesting, I was thinking that this one would sound like she read to me before 'she' went to sleep (just going on the 'no change of subject' usually takes the infinitive idea, so that's good...
Forum: Grammar November 15, 2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,652
Posted By LearningSpanish
Antes de vs Antes de que + subjunctive

I'm still having a bit of trouble knowing when to choose antes de over antes de que.

In some cases it's fairly straightforward:

antes de + a noun

antes del desayuno - before breakfast
...
Forum: Grammar October 27, 2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,711
Posted By LearningSpanish
Thanks Angelica :)

Thanks Angelica :)
Forum: Grammar October 26, 2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,711
Posted By LearningSpanish
Awesome, thanks guys :) so ... just to see...

Awesome, thanks guys :)

so ... just to see if I have it straight in my head

Quizás sea mejor si fueran ... It might be better if they were to go ... (it's a suggestion and they may well not...
Forum: Grammar October 26, 2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,711
Posted By LearningSpanish
Just a quick subjunctive question

Quizás sea mejor si __________ a Tonga en el invierno, el clima allá es muy agradable.

It might be better if they went to Tonga in the winter, the climate there is very nice.

Could someone...
Forum: Grammar October 21, 2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,530
Posted By LearningSpanish
Ok thankyou :)

Ok thankyou :)
Forum: Grammar October 21, 2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,530
Posted By LearningSpanish
Thanks Irmamar, a ¿locución? and here i was...

Thanks Irmamar, a ¿locución? and here i was thinking it was a 'preposición' jeje

What I'm really trying to get at is what does 'por' add in the kinds of examples that I've listed. It must give...
Forum: Grammar October 21, 2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By LearningSpanish
You're welcome :)

You're welcome :)
Forum: Grammar October 21, 2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By LearningSpanish
No, both phrases could work but they do really...

No, both phrases could work but they do really have a slightly different meaning, 'arranged by means that the units are put in a certain order by rank, 'composed of' means that the units are made up...
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