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Forum: Grammar Today, 05:51 AM
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Posted By Rusty
The two expressions mean different things (so are...

The two expressions mean different things (so are not interchangeable).
The verb without the preposition means an obligation or a requirement to do something.
The verb with the preposition...
Forum: Vocabulary Yesterday, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 56
Posted By Rusty
to get/hop on the subway without paying to...

to get/hop on the subway without paying
to sneak onto the subway
to skip paying the subway fare

to jump the turnstile (jump over the roller bar at the turnstile to avoid paying the fare) at the...
Forum: Vocabulary January 17, 2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 131
Posted By Rusty
'Presionando' is not a verb, so there must be a...

'Presionando' is not a verb, so there must be a conjugated verb prior to it, like 'está', 'sigue' or 'continuó'. Then, whether the article or the possessive adjective is used, depends on what you...
Forum: Vocabulary January 13, 2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By Rusty
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Vocabulary January 13, 2018, 11:56 AM
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Views: 129
Posted By Rusty
(to have a) contagious laugh Contagious...

(to have a) contagious laugh
Contagious laughter is ...
Contagious laughs are ...
Forum: Grammar January 12, 2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By Rusty
Both "I like the hot" and "I like the heat" are...

Both "I like the hot" and "I like the heat" are acceptable. The sentence used by the OP ends in an adjective, of course, so we logically assume 'hot weather' is what was meant.

I would use "I like...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings January 12, 2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 122
Posted By Rusty
I agree. To be at an/that awkward age. ...

I agree.

To be at an/that awkward age.

Also, "to be at those awkward teenage years."
Forum: Grammar January 12, 2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Posted By Rusty
All good.

All good.
Forum: Vocabulary January 12, 2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 114
Posted By Rusty
I think a 'traveling market' would be readily...

I think a 'traveling market' would be readily understood. 'Itinerant' isn't a well-known word in AmE.

We see peddler shops and (market or street) traders that are only open for a short time or on...
Forum: Grammar January 12, 2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 59
Posted By Rusty
You'll use the expression with the article much...

You'll use the expression with the article much more often than without it.
The sentence without the article just feels incomplete, unless 'cinema' is being compared with some other entertainment.
Forum: Grammar January 12, 2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 66
Posted By Rusty
These expressions may be interchangeable in some...

These expressions may be interchangeable in some instances.
When you use the article, you kind of imply that there's a specific weight you're looking for.
Forum: Vocabulary January 11, 2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By Rusty
'Chispas' literally means 'sparks', but is being...

'Chispas' literally means 'sparks', but is being used as a mild interjection that can be translated as 'darn', 'shoot', 'gosh', etc.
Forum: Grammar January 09, 2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Rusty
Yes, you can use two possessives in the same...

Yes, you can use two possessives in the same sentence.
Forum: Idioms & Sayings January 02, 2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 308
Posted By Rusty
Depende de lo que quieras decir, y en qué región....

Depende de lo que quieras decir, y en qué región. ;)

fallo = verdict, decision, ruling; mistake, error, oversight
falla = fault, defect, flaw, failure; fault (geological); mistake, error (AmL)
Forum: Grammar December 31, 2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By Rusty
The phrase de esa manera and the word así are...

The phrase de esa manera and the word así are interchangeable, as are de esta manera and the word así. The difference is the viewpoint (already mentioned/demonstrated or soon mentioned/demonstrated).
Forum: Translations December 28, 2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By Rusty
Good job, but you've left out 'with photograph'...

Good job, but you've left out 'with photograph' and didn't correct the last noun's article.
Forum: Translations December 28, 2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By Rusty
A few corrections: We aren't a free translation...

A few corrections:
We aren't a free translation service. But, since you provided your own attempt, I've provided some hints below.

Give it another try and we'll let you know how you did. :)
Forum: Translations December 24, 2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 527
Posted By Rusty
I would also say that 'believe' is 'creer'. There...

I would also say that 'believe' is 'creer'. There are times in English when we use 'believe' and 'think' to mean exactly the same thing. The Spanish translation, in that case, is always 'creer'. The...
Forum: Grammar December 23, 2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By Rusty
Exactly right.

Exactly right.
Forum: Vocabulary December 21, 2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By Rusty
One of the meanings of 'veto' fits what you...

One of the meanings of 'veto' fits what you intended to say, hence my examples. However, as others have said, 'veto' isn't commonly used to portray that idea.
Forum: Vocabulary December 20, 2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By Rusty
I'll veto access to my room by him (the cat). ...

I'll veto access to my room by him (the cat).
I'll veto his (the cat's) rights to my room.
Permission to my room by him (the cat) will be vetoed.
Forum: General Chat December 17, 2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 647
Posted By Rusty
Santa (Claus) = San Nicolás, Papá Noel (Spain),...

Santa (Claus) = San Nicolás, Papá Noel (Spain), Santa Claus (Mexico), Viejo/Viejito Pascuero (Chile)

I'm not familiar with the phrase 'Magical Santas', but if it means 'all things Christmas', you...
Forum: Idioms & Sayings December 16, 2017, 05:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By Rusty
That's debatable. That's arguable. That's...

That's debatable.
That's arguable.
That's disputable.
Forum: Vocabulary December 16, 2017, 05:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By Rusty
He was concealed in a tube with a diameter of 40...

He was concealed in a tube with a diameter of 40 centimeters.
He was concealed in a 40-centimeter-diameter tube.
Forum: General Chat December 15, 2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 647
Posted By Rusty
There are some things I would change. The first...

There are some things I would change. The first is the title of the poem. I believe you meant 'December-the best time of the year'.
If so, add the article 'la' prior to 'mejor'.

Instead of...
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