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Forum: Grammar Today, 08:11 AM
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Posted By Rusty
Tienes razón. Son iguales las dos.

Tienes razón. Son iguales las dos.
Forum: Vocabulary October 19, 2021, 08:12 AM
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Posted By Rusty
Any organization that protects animals...

Any organization that protects animals (http://www.upv.es/proanimales/protectoras.htm) would work.

Animal Protection Organizations (or Societies or Services)
Animal Rescues (Groups or...
Forum: Grammar October 12, 2021, 10:11 AM
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Posted By Rusty
There is a subtle difference, but they can mean...

There is a subtle difference, but they can mean the same thing.
The latter can convey the idea of 'right now', or at least (soon) today.
Forum: Grammar October 09, 2021, 04:11 PM
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Views: 131
Posted By Rusty
It is written correctly. Plástico is a noun in...

It is written correctly.
Plástico is a noun in this sentence, not an adjective. You can tell it's a noun because of the preposition which precedes it.
Forum: Grammar October 09, 2021, 04:06 PM
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Posted By Rusty
If the adjective is characteristic of the person,...

If the adjective is characteristic of the person, use ser.

Opinions of appearance are more like saying "you are more handsome/prettier than usual" statements.
Forum: Grammar October 06, 2021, 02:11 PM
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Views: 132
Posted By Rusty
No, it's not that simple. There are times...

No, it's not that simple.

There are times when 'se' is a reflexive (pronominal) pronoun. There are also passive constructs, and impersonal or accidental usages, to consider.

If those usages can...
Forum: Translations October 04, 2021, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By Rusty
The pronoun 'it' is also third person, and it's a...

The pronoun 'it' is also third person, and it's a subject pronoun, not a direct object.

The question they proposed and the question I proposed are both said the exact same way. Both use a...
Forum: Introductions October 04, 2021, 05:57 PM
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Posted By Rusty
Thanks for helping your students to find us. The...

Thanks for helping your students to find us. The idiom section is just one of our features! You know you can come here and get answers to your language questions.
By the way, you'll find very little...
Forum: Translations October 04, 2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By Rusty
The pronoun 'se' has many uses, as you'll...

The pronoun 'se' has many uses, as you'll discover on your journey.
One of its many uses is that of 'reflexive pronoun' (which is used with both reflexive verbs and pronominal verbs).

I believe...
Forum: Translations October 03, 2021, 03:50 PM
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Views: 422
Posted By Rusty
Reading up on leísmo will answer your question.

Reading up on leísmo will answer your question.
Forum: Grammar October 03, 2021, 11:59 AM
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Views: 342
Posted By Rusty
The question I had was whether 'conocer de a...

The question I had was whether 'conocer de a ninguna' is proper. I found almost no evidence to support it. I have plenty of evidence that no personal 'a' is used when the verb is 'conocer de'....
Forum: Grammar October 01, 2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By Rusty
There are no extra prepositions in the first and...

There are no extra prepositions in the first and last sentences. Each is necessary and must be said in order for the sentence to make sense.

en llegar = 'to arrive' (a Spanish infinitive never...
Forum: Grammar September 30, 2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By Rusty
You're welcome. There are many pronominal...

You're welcome.

There are many pronominal verbs. They all use the so-called reflexive pronouns, but not all pronominal verbs are reflexive.
Forum: Grammar September 29, 2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By Rusty
Both sentences make use of pronominal verbs. ...

Both sentences make use of pronominal verbs.

In the second example, the verb querer is an auxiliary verb. The reflexive pronoun can precede the auxiliary verb, or it can remain suffixed to the...
Forum: Grammar September 29, 2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By Rusty
It is most likely that this sentence is a part of...

It is most likely that this sentence is a part of a story being told. The action that happened in the past (preterit) most likely occurred in another sentence, or in an upcoming sentence. This...
Forum: Grammar September 23, 2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 243
Posted By Rusty
Both the verb ending and the object pronoun are...

Both the verb ending and the object pronoun are second person singular in form. Therefore, you have a reflexive pronoun up front. (And you have a pronominal verb.)

The infinitive is verse. The...
Forum: Vocabulary September 18, 2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By Rusty
All three can mean the same thing; however, there...

All three can mean the same thing; however, there are subtle differences.

I believe the most commonly used verb would be 'give', if you are presenting.
The other two verbs usually imply that...
Forum: Vocabulary September 16, 2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By Rusty
Enter a group (of 5) at a time, twenty minutes...

Enter a group (of 5) at a time, twenty minutes apart.
You can change up the numbers as needed.

Or, without specifics beforehand:
Enter by groups, as directed.
Forum: Vocabulary September 16, 2021, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By Rusty
... but when I'm forced to do it, I ... step up...

... but when I'm forced to do it, I ...
step up (rise) to the challenge ...
muster up the courage ...
step forward ...
stand up ...
Forum: Vocabulary September 15, 2021, 07:35 PM
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Views: 784
Posted By Rusty
Adversity makes me stronger.

Adversity makes me stronger.
Forum: Translations September 01, 2021, 10:00 PM
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Views: 599
Posted By Rusty
The "extra" hay makes for a better question than...

The "extra" hay makes for a better question than the English translation you were given. No verb exists in the English translation.

The Spanish question literally asks, "What is there from you?"...
Forum: Grammar August 31, 2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By Rusty
Sí, si quieres decir "I've had."

Sí, si quieres decir "I've had."
Forum: Grammar August 31, 2021, 11:01 AM
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Views: 322
Posted By Rusty
tener = have (possess) haber = have (auxiliary...

tener = have (possess)
haber = have (auxiliary verb, used to form the perfect tenses, always followed by a (past) participle)

Perfect Present Tense
he hablado = I have spoken
has comido = you...
Forum: Grammar August 28, 2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By Rusty
tener que = must do something (the something...

tener que = must do something
(the something that must be done is supplied by the infinitive which follows)

"Hablar" is a Spanish infinitive. This is not equivalent to the English full...
Forum: Translations August 25, 2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By Rusty
hay que = one must do something (the 'do...

hay que = one must do something (the 'do something" part is the infinitive that follows the expression) The English passive voice translation that you posted can be said using the active voice: One...
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