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Old May 22, 2010, 05:09 PM
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Final Grammar project

I am working with a partner on a final grammar project. I am doing the following concepts (we are not done picking, there are still 2 left for us to pick)

Reflexive verbs
saber vs. conocer
uses of imperfect
future tense
affirmative tú form commands
negative tú form commands
forms of subjunctive
use of subjunctive
possessive pronouns
present progressive

The explanations will be in English

is this explanation for reflexive verbs good?

Reflexive verbs are actions that someone does to or for himself or herself. There are two parts – the verb and a reflexive pronoun.

 --  -- 
 me  nos 
 te  -- 
 se  se 

This is an example – ducharse
(yo) me ducho
(tú) te duchas
(él, ella, Ud.) se ducha
(nosotros, nosotras) nos duchamos
(ellos, ellas, Uds.) se duchan
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This seems good enough. The subject (what you put in parentheses) and the object (the reflexive pronoun) are one in the same.
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Jessica.

Good job.
I can see that you have made everything well.
Please you continue with your learning.
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Now onto Saber vs. Conocer



Saber - to know how to do something
conocer - to be familiar with, acquainted with

Saber is for knowing how to do something and conocer is applied to people



I need a better explanation than this...:/
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Now onto Saber vs. Conocer



Saber - to know how to do something
conocer - to be familiar with, acquainted with

Saber is for knowing how to do something and conocer is applied to people (or places)



I need a better explanation than this...:/

Try some examples of your own, according to your understanding.
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Examples:
Using saber
¿Sabes como tomar la guitarra? Do you know how to play the guitar?
¿Do you know where the pharmacy is?


Using conocer
¿Conoces el señor Lopez? Do you know Mr. Lopez?
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Examples:
Using saber
¿Sabes como tomar la guitarra? Do you know how to play the guitar?
¿Do you know where the pharmacy is?


Using conocer
¿Conoces el señor Lopez? Do you know Mr. Lopez?
Perfect.

Now, consider this:

¿Sabes dónde está la farmacia?

¿Conoces el camino a la farmacia?

¿Conoces a Mr. López?

¿Sabes dónde está Mr. López?


Can you tell the difference in usage?

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Examples:
Using saber
¿Sabes como tomar la guitarra? Do you know how to play the guitar?
This doesn't sound right to me. First, I think you meant "tocar". Second, I thought with the verb "saber", the "how" is implied, with no need to use "como".

¿Sabes tocar la guitarra?
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Examples:
Using saber
¿Sabes como tomar la guitarra? Do you know how to play the guitar?
¿Do you know where the pharmacy is?


Using conocer
¿Conoces el señor Lopez? Do you know Mr. Lopez?
They are correct.

But you could consider.
You know something about the quality of the IT service.
Tu sabes de algo sobre la calidad de los servicios de IT.

This is a simple example.
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This doesn't sound right to me. First, I think you meant "tocar". Second, I thought with the verb "saber", the "how" is implied, with no need to use "como".

¿Sabes tocar la guitarra?
And if someone ask you about positioning the guitar against your body?

What then?
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