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Old December 15, 2008, 03:09 PM
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Question La Tarea

We started Capítulo 10 today in class.

pg. 151 #2

Example:

A --¿Por qué vas a la librería?
B --Necesito (Para/Tengo que) comprar lápices.


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a. --¿Por qué vas al supermercado?
--Necesito comprar los comestibles.

b. --¿Por qué vas a la farmacia?
--Necesito comprar las pastillas.

c. --¿Por qué vas a la tienda de regalos?
--Tengo que comprar una regalo.

d. --¿Por qué vas al correo?
--Tengo que enviar una carta.

e. --¿Por qué vas a la biblioteca?
--Necesito devolver un libro.

f. --¿Por qué vas a la librería?
--Tengo que comprar una tarjeta de cumpleaños.

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Old December 15, 2008, 03:40 PM
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It looks like you're supposed to choose between necesito and tengo que. None of the answers are correct, not even the example.

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fixed it. check it now.... :P
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The example still doesn't make any sense.

Answer the following questions:
What does tengo que mean?
What does necesito mean?
What does para + infinitive mean?
Does it make sense to follow necesito with tengo que?
Does it make sense to follow necesito with para?
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Old December 15, 2008, 04:22 PM
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jchen, speaking from my history of doing the opposite, I would recommend writing your answers in complete sentences to start. By that I mean sentences that completely answer what is being asked.
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Old December 15, 2008, 04:29 PM
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okay.... :P

1. Tengo que means I have to
2. Necesito means I need to
3. para + infinitive - to + infinitive?????????
4. it doesn't make sense to follow necesito with tengo que
5. it makes sense??
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Old December 15, 2008, 04:32 PM
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This is what the example is...EXACTLY :P
A --¿Por qué vas a la librería?
B --Necesito (Para/Tengo que) comprar lápices.
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It sounds like your teacher may want you to replace Necesito with one of the other options.

Voy a la librería para comprar lápices.

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Voy a la librería porque tengo que comprar lápices.

Did she give you any other instructions?
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Concerning the example, if it were rewritten like this, it would work: (Where you choose one of "necesito", "para", or "tengo que").

¿Por qué vas a la librería?
(Necesito/Para/Tengo que) __________ comprar lápices.
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Yep, I wholeheartedly agree with David, and was thinking the same thing. The example is not correct. Use David's rewritten example and you'll find this exercise a lot easier.

tengo que + infinitive = I have to ...
necesito + infinitive = I need to ...
para + infinitive = in order to ...

Edit: I just noticed that you changed the original post once again. There's a mistake in c. Other than that mistake and the fact that you never used para, the answers you gave are good.

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