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Forum: Grammar May 12, 2022, 08:32 PM
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Posted By Rusty
The oral exam will take place (on) May 16th at...

The oral exam will take place (on) May 16th at 5:00 p.m. (five o'clock)
Only students with marks under five can take it.

I'll note that we Americans drop the 'th' in "16th" and prefer using...
Forum: Grammar May 12, 2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 137
Posted By Rusty
Remembering that 'in which case' is used when the...

Remembering that 'in which case' is used when the event has occurred (exists), a comma precedes the clause, and it and what follows it go in the same sentence with what has occurred.

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The...
Forum: Vocabulary May 12, 2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By Rusty
check in (verb) = registrarse check-in (noun) =...

check in (verb) = registrarse
check-in (noun) = el proceso de registro
luggage = equipaje (maletas)
store luggage = guardar el equipaje (las maletas)

As an alternate for 'check in', you can use...
Forum: Grammar May 11, 2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 137
Posted By Rusty
Given the two choices and the context you...

Given the two choices and the context you provided (thank you), only one answer sounds right to me.

The second sentence depends on another event occurring. We can tell that the prior event hasn't...
Forum: Grammar April 30, 2022, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Rusty
Welcome to the forums! I associate words...

Welcome to the forums!

I associate words when learning, and it sounds like you do, too. Word association is a great way to learn.
For some Spanish learners who are native American English...
Forum: Grammar April 25, 2022, 11:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By Rusty
;) The part in question may be understood...

;)

The part in question may be understood better if rewritten "se puede ver bajar una serpiente del templo." It could also be rendered "se puede ver bajar del templo una serpiente."

It's not as...
Forum: Grammar April 23, 2022, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By Rusty
Remember first that English verbs can have more...

Remember first that English verbs can have more than one meaning, depending on the context. This also happens in Spanish. The English and Spanish meanings may not coincide at all.

In a job...
Forum: Grammar April 23, 2022, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By Rusty
Enlist and discharge are antonyms in English,...

Enlist and discharge are antonyms in English, just as dar de baja and dar de alta can be.
I've never encountered a case when these two verbal locutions mean the same thing.

They can mean...
Forum: Vocabulary April 22, 2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By Rusty
all told = in total (all counted, all added up) =...

all told = in total (all counted, all added up) = en total
scarcely = not quite = apenas

Cuando se imprimió el libro por primera vez ...
... teníamos apenas 100 miembros en total ...
......
Forum: Grammar April 21, 2022, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 87
Posted By Rusty
The impersonal 'se' is always associated with a...

The impersonal 'se' is always associated with a third person singular verb.

The third person plural can be used in the passive 'se' construction.
Forum: Grammar April 14, 2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 152
Posted By Rusty
The direct object may be an action (in its...

The direct object may be an action (in its infinitive form) or it may be a noun clause. Both of these cases are used in your examples.

Les manda descansar.
Here, the direct object is the...
Forum: Grammar April 01, 2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 160
Posted By Rusty
En ambos casos que citas, 'le' es pronombre de...

En ambos casos que citas, 'le' es pronombre de complemento indirecto, y este no cambia con el género. El pronombre de objeto indirecto 'le' se usa tanto con una persona como con una cosa (no importa...
Forum: Grammar March 27, 2022, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By Rusty
The pronoun can go in either location, when a...

The pronoun can go in either location, when a verbal is in use. There's nothing more to it, other than one's preference at the time the sentence is formed.

Duolingo frustrates a lot of people. It...
Forum: Grammar March 27, 2022, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By Rusty
It can go prior to the progressive/continuous...

It can go prior to the progressive/continuous form or it can be suffixed to the gerundio (the second half of the form).

When suffixed, an accent mark must appear over the vowel in the third...
Forum: Vocabulary March 25, 2022, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By Rusty
I liked Angelica's bobear, because 'to go window...

I liked Angelica's bobear, because 'to go window shopping' means to go to a store with no intention of buying anything (whether they have display cases or not, windows or not). But, as she said, it's...
Forum: Grammar March 24, 2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By Rusty
No, it was written correctly in the lesson. ...

No, it was written correctly in the lesson.

poner la mesa = set the table
The verb poner is not pronominal, and the subject is known (los niños), so there's no reason to use the pronoun se.
...
Forum: Vocabulary March 21, 2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By Rusty
I would call this a vitral, but it may also be...

I would call this a vitral, but it may also be called a vidriera.
Forum: Vocabulary March 21, 2022, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 842
Posted By Rusty
I think this is a mirador con cajón de inglete. ...

I think this is a mirador con cajón de inglete.

A ventanal is any large window like those found in warehouses and some factories.

A ventana panorámica is a window that practically replaces a...
Forum: Translations March 21, 2022, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 805
Posted By Rusty
A literal translation and a good translation into...

A literal translation and a good translation into English are seldom the same.

I don't know what part(s) you don't understand, and the Spanish sentence could have been whittled down some and still...
Forum: Grammar March 17, 2022, 09:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By Rusty
Someone asked if she like apples, first. She...

Someone asked if she like apples, first.
She then verifies that that was the question asked.

Prefixing a question with que (a relative pronoun) and si (if) always refers back to a question just...
Forum: Grammar March 14, 2022, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By Rusty
poner la lavadora = do the laundry The first...

poner la lavadora = do the laundry
The first sentence is translated "I'm doing the laundry."

The second sentence is translated "I don't like it at all," but that isn't the only thing this...
Forum: Grammar March 08, 2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By Rusty
I don't see a reason for using the plural...

I don't see a reason for using the plural indirect object pronoun, especially if you're certain that ONLY two persons are involved in this conversation.

Person number 1 was definitely expressing...
Forum: Vocabulary February 14, 2022, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,588
Posted By Rusty
The first underscored word should be 'para'; and...

The first underscored word should be 'para'; and 'para mí,' the phrase. This is a prepositional phrase denoting purpose.

The other underscored word could be 'para' or 'por,' depending on what the...
Forum: Grammar February 12, 2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By Rusty
Good job! I agree with each answer you came up...

Good job!
I agree with each answer you came up with, but an argument for use of the imperfect tense can be given for the second sentence.

Your answer tells us that the witness lied (started and...
Forum: Grammar February 10, 2022, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By Rusty
The problem we English speakers have is that only...

The problem we English speakers have is that only one past tense exists in English.
Spanish has two.

The preterit is used when the action in the past had a start and an end in the past.
Ella fue...
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