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Forum: Vocabulary April 25, 2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By Rusty
model(s) of beauty canon(s) of beauty

model(s) of beauty
canon(s) of beauty
Forum: Practice & Homework April 25, 2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By Rusty
Good job! I've removed the articles and other...

Good job! I've removed the articles and other stuff you don't need and have marked in red what still needs changed.
Forum: Grammar April 25, 2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 82
Posted By Rusty
If the subject is not changing, native speakers...

If the subject is not changing, native speakers will use the infinitive.
In your second example, your listener will not hear "I hope I pass my exam." They will instead understand "I hope he/she...
Forum: Practice & Homework April 24, 2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By Rusty
Above the box you used to enter your assignment,...

Above the box you used to enter your assignment, there is an 'Accents' drop-down box. Click on it and select the Spanish special characters. The selected character will be inserted.

I've marked...
Forum: Grammar April 24, 2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 52
Posted By Rusty
Using conocer instead of saber won't work in this...

Using conocer instead of saber won't work in this situation. Knowing facts, information, or how to do something always calls for saber.
Use conocer with people you've met, places you've been to or...
Forum: Grammar April 24, 2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 82
Posted By Rusty
Yes, it is. You can drop the 'que' and use the...

Yes, it is.
You can drop the 'que' and use the infinitive 'acostarme' if you'd rather, since there is no change in subject.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 22, 2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 68
Posted By Rusty
still on Is the party still on? still...

still on
Is the party still on?

still stand
Does your promise still stand?

still valid/in effect
Is your guarantee still valid/in effect?
Forum: Vocabulary April 22, 2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By Rusty
/məˈsɑʒɪz/ or /məˈsɑdʒɪz/ AmE /ˈmæsɑːʒɪz/ BrE ...

/məˈsɑʒɪz/ or /məˈsɑdʒɪz/ AmE
/ˈmæsɑːʒɪz/ BrE

/ˈweɪʤəz/ both AmE and BrE
Forum: Vocabulary April 21, 2018, 04:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 117
Posted By Rusty
There are two accepted pronunciations of...

There are two accepted pronunciations of 'massage' in AmE, and the British have yet another. But the word is never pronounced the same as 'wage'.
The plural forms have an additional syllable, but...
Forum: Translations April 18, 2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By Rusty
Suggested changes:

Suggested changes:
Forum: Vocabulary April 17, 2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By Rusty
domestic partnership living together ...

domestic partnership
living together
common-law marriage
Forum: Vocabulary April 17, 2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By Rusty
All your examples work, but I should mention that...

All your examples work, but I should mention that 'wear and tear' means physical degradation. Using 'wear and tear' with psychological or emotional degradation is metaphorical usage.

We say 'wear...
Forum: Translations April 17, 2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 93
Posted By Rusty
If you're asking how well the English text reads,...

If you're asking how well the English text reads, I would suggest the following.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 16, 2018, 05:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Rusty
Have a look here...

Have a look here (http://www.tomisimo.org/idioms/en/to-burn-one-s-bridges-7229.html).
Forum: Vocabulary April 07, 2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By Rusty
Both can be used. Saying 'every time' seems to...

Both can be used. Saying 'every time' seems to gives emphasis that there's a time or place where the observation is more pronounced.
Forum: Vocabulary April 06, 2018, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 192
Posted By Rusty
Yes. You can't check in a hotel (unless you're...

Yes. You can't check in a hotel (unless you're looking in the hotel for something). Same with a hospital. We check into these things (for a stay).
Forum: Grammar April 06, 2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By Rusty
All three are good, and correct. I would say 'is...

All three are good, and correct. I would say 'is getting' instead of 'is having'. Place periods at the end of sentences. ;)
Forum: Grammar April 06, 2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 91
Posted By Rusty
It is thought by my family that ghosts exist. ...

It is thought by my family that ghosts exist.

Your thread title should also read 'ghosts exist'.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 03, 2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By Rusty
No tengo experiencia lidiando con asuntos legales.

No tengo experiencia lidiando con asuntos legales.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 02, 2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By Rusty
Given the case of sub-standard food from a...

Given the case of sub-standard food from a restaurant, another thing you could say is, "I've had my fill (of that place)."
Forum: Idioms & Sayings April 02, 2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By Rusty
Your proposal works, but I see the expression...

Your proposal works, but I see the expression used in a simpler fashion.

one time only
only one time
only once
once only
once and never again
today only (a one-time event)
the first and the...
Forum: Vocabulary April 02, 2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By Rusty
'hallar/hacer la media aritmética' = 'find the...

'hallar/hacer la media aritmética' = 'find the average' (or 'mean'), when used in context

'La nota final será la media aritmética de las cuatro partes.' = Your/The final grade will be the average...
Forum: Grammar March 31, 2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By Rusty
There's no such thing as a first-person...

There's no such thing as a first-person imperative, in the singular form.

'Me toca' can be literally translated 'it touches me'.
In this case, the verb is being used in the third-person ('it'...
Forum: Grammar March 16, 2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By Rusty
If the object to be offloaded is an idea or an...

If the object to be offloaded is an idea or an abstract, use de ello.
Forum: Translations March 10, 2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By Rusty
You're welcome! Glad to have been of some help. ...

You're welcome! Glad to have been of some help.

There are certainly other ways to say some of the things you wrote, so you can wait to see if a native speaker chimes in.
For example, instead of...
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