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Forum: Grammar June 11, 2014, 07:14 PM
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Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
No, I am recommending to avoid passive voice and...

No, I am recommending to avoid passive voice and make an active sentence instead. That would require to use another conjugated verb, with a precise subject. :)
Forum: Grammar June 11, 2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 140,549
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
In principle yes. Passive voice is always built...

In principle yes. Passive voice is always built with "ser".
However, keep in mind that Spanish uses much less often passive voice than English does. So the recommendation is to turn English...
Forum: Grammar April 16, 2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 140,549
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
No, there is nothing intrinsically offensive in...

No, there is nothing intrinsically offensive in any of the sentences; it's just the way people talk. The tone and the intention are something else.

By the way, "casados" is a plural form, so the...
Forum: Grammar April 09, 2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 140,549
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Sometimes the use of "ser" or "estar" changes the...

Sometimes the use of "ser" or "estar" changes the meaning of a sentence.
Saying "Jessica está muy buena" means that she is hot (having a sexual connotation). But if you say "Jessica es muy buena",...
Forum: Grammar April 09, 2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 140,549
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Be careful. Some women may find that offensive.

Be careful. Some women may find that offensive.
Forum: Grammar March 21, 2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 140,549
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
@Animo: ¡Correcto! :)

@Animo: ¡Correcto! :)
Forum: Grammar March 20, 2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 140,549
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
No, I can't. I said that passive voice cannot be...

No, I can't. I said that passive voice cannot be constructed with "estar".
Forum: Grammar December 21, 2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 140,549
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
It does work, but I'd just like to underline a...

It does work, but I'd just like to underline a little thing: although both structures seem to be equivalent, the one with "ser" it's passive voice, which cannot be constructed with "estar". :)
Forum: Grammar January 28, 2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 140,549
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
@Becky: Make a little effort in reading... that...

@Becky: Make a little effort in reading... that answer is just two or three pages behind. :)
Forum: Grammar December 19, 2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 140,549
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
Please note that the post you're quoting, as the...

Please note that the post you're quoting, as the original poster said, is not exhaustive, and it was meant for people to add useful ideas and tips for learners (and findings by learners themselves). ...
Forum: Grammar August 29, 2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 140,549
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
You don't always say "estar calvo". If you use...

You don't always say "estar calvo". If you use attributes like "calvo", "gordo", "flaco", "viejo", etc., the choice between "ser" or "estar" depend on what you mean. If you say "Juan es calvo",...
Forum: Grammar July 25, 2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 140,549
Posted By AngelicaDeAlquezar
@Lou Ann: David is right about "ser/estar...

@Lou Ann: David is right about "ser/estar casado". In Mexico is equally frequent to say one or the other.

--¿Ya conociste al nuevo gerente? (Have you met the new manager?)
--Sí, ¿sabes si es...
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