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por ej si quiero decir en presente simple que “el nunca conduce su vehículo el viernes”, el verbo drive llevaría la s? 24. August 2016

Si, lleva ‘…s’. Entiendo tu confusión, porque has oido que el ‘s’ se lleva en frases afirmativas, pero no negativas.

Es verdad, pero se refiere a ‘doesn’t’. Vemos las frases:

He drivea car.

He doeSn’t drive a car.

Hay ‘s’ en las 2 frases. Y con nunca tambien tiene que haber:

He never driveS a car.

 


Haces tareas? 19. August 2016

Quieres decir deberes?

No exactamente. Mi tarea aquí es ayudaros entender cuando sentís que necesitais ayuda. Claro, si todo el mundo me manda sus deberes no tendría mas tiempo para hacer nada! 🙂

Para los que necesiten que les corrija un texto largo (un papel academico, un proyecto) o que tienen algo especifico en mente, en los proximos meses voy a abrir un servicio de correción. Eso sí, no gratis.

 


Reported Speech:………Emily: Carolina! Have you seen my green trousers? Emily asked Carolina if she had seen her green trousers. 19. August 2016

Correct!

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Hola, me podrías corregir? es urgente! Ice skating is the act of moving on ice by using ice skates. Ice skating occurs both on specially prepared ice surfaces (tracks, parks), both indoors and outdoors, as well as on naturally occurring bodies of frozen water, such as ponds, lakes and rivers. The sport brought to North America from Europe in the 1740s. The earliest ice skating happened in southern Finland more than 3,000 years ago. Originally, skates were made by flattened bone strapped to the bottom of the foot. Skaters did not actually skate on the ice, but rather glided on top of it. True skating emerged when a steel blade with sharpened edges was used. Skates now cut into the ice instead of gliding on top of it. These ice skates were made of steel, with sharpened edges on the bottom to aid movement. The construction of modern ice skates has stayed largely the same since then. The first organized skating club was the Edinburgh Skating Club, formed in the 1740s. For admission to the club, candidates had to pass a skating test where they perform a complete circle on either foot, and then jump over first one hat, then two and three, placed over each other on the ice. On the Continent, participation in ice skating was limited to members of the upper classes. As the technology for the maintenance of natural ice did not existed, these early rinks used a substitute consisting of a mixture of hog’s lard and various salts. MUCHAS GRACIASS from Alma 11. August 2016

Ice skating is the act of moving on ice by using ice skates. Ice skating occurs both on specially prepared ice surfaces (tracks, parks), both indoors and outdoors, as well as on naturally occurring bodies of frozen water, such as ponds, lakes and rivers. The sport WAS brought to North America from Europe in the 1740s. The earliest ice skating happened (prefiero: TOOK PLACE) in southern Finland more than 3,000 years ago. Originally, skates were made by flattened bone strapped to the bottom of the foot. Skaters did not actually skate on the ice, but rather glided on top of it. True skating emerged when a steel blade with sharpened edges was used. Skates now cut into the ice instead of gliding on top of it. These ice skates were made of steel, with sharpened edges on the bottom to aid movement. The construction of modern ice skates has stayed largely (mejor: LARGELY REMAINED) the same since then. The first organized skating club was the Edinburgh Skating Club, formed in the 1740s. For admission (TO BE ADMITTED INTO) to the club, candidates had to pass a skating test where they USED TO perform a complete circle on either foot, and then jump over first one hat, then two and three, placed over each other on the ice. On the Continent, participation in ice skating was limited to members of the upper classes. As the technology for the maintenance of natural ice did not exist (CUIDADO CON ‘-ed’), these early rinks used a substitute consisting of a mixture of hog’s lard and various salts.

 

SUERTE, Y ESPERO QUE TE HAYA LLEGADO A TIEMPO!


hola me gustaria saber si esta estrofa de cancion esta bien escrita …..under your love and where are you I saw arrive health that yearns….gracias 21. July 2016

“under your love and where you ARE (no es pregunta) I saw arrive health that yearns”

No sería normal en Inglés conversacional, porque el sujeto (health) tendria que estar antes del verbo (arrive). Eso dicho, en las canciones hay mas flexibilidad y esto valdría.

Es una frase curiosa, no?


Hello, good morning. I’m a Spanish girl, I need to Know the difference between “what a” and “what”, and “how” and ” how a”. The only thing that I Know about this, it’ s used with contable and uncontable nouns. Do you use in another context? Thanks in advance. 3. July 2016

Do you mean as an exclamation?

What a concert! = Singular Noun
What noise! = Plural/Uncountable Nouns (This is not very common)
How silly! = Adjective
How a …… = You have to give me a specific example. I can’t think of anything.


Good evening ! I would like to know the difference in meaning for the next 3 sentences : A) If you happen to be in our area, drop in and see us B) If you should be in our area, drop in and see us C ) If you should happen to be in our area, drop in and see us. Is any of them more formal than the others? Thanks a lot ! 25. June 2016

B is not at all common, and in fact sounds a bit strange.

A and C are both quite common, but I wouldn’t say that the structure is particulary formal – you could hear it in a conversation between friends, for example.


If clauses 25. June 2016

Have a look at this article on the subject


Hi ! I don’t really know how to translate the verb ” to be to do sth” into Spanish. Everytime I come across a sentence with it, I translate it as the verb ” to have to ” . What do you think about it? am I wrong or right? Thanks ! 25. June 2016

You have to give a example because I don’t see the confusion.

Be = Ser/Estar
There + Be = Hay

Do = Hacer

To have to = Tener que

Do you mean “I am to do the shopping”? In this case you would say “I am GOING to do the shopping” = Voy a hacer la compra.


en la frase nominal “fresh water resourcers magament” cual es el nucleo? 25. June 2016

Fresh Water Resources Management?

Para mi el nucleo es Management. En que trabajas? En Gestion (Management). Gestion de que? Recursos. Que tipo de Recursos? Agua. Todo tipo de agua? No, agua fresca.

Management es lo mas importante. Lo demas es detalle añadida, funcionando como adjectivo.


Good afternoon ! I would like to know why when using the past simple, people usually say “just” before the verb in past simple. For instance : The British passport just lost most of its worth ( a headline from The Independent). What’s the meaning of “just” in this case in Spanish? If I dind’t say it , would it make change the meaning of sentences ? Thanks a lot ! 25. June 2016

This structure is more US English than British English, and personally I would never teach it.

‘The Independent’ is a UK newspaper, but headlines often omit words, so they are not good examples of grammar. “DOG BITES QUEEN” is an example.

In British English you use ‘just’ with the Present Perfect (not Past Simple) to mean very recently (in spanish = acaba de pasar)

I’ve just seen a ghost = Acabo de ver una fantasma.

The Present Perfect is not so commonly used in US English, but the meaning is the same, so you would hear:

“I just saw a ghost”.


Good morning! I would like to know the difference in meaning between the verb ‘To face something’ and ‘To face up to something’. For instance , If you don’t co-operate, you will have to face the consequences . Another example, It’s time that I learn to face up to this on my own. Thanks a lot !. 19. June 2016

First of all, ‘FACE’ can be used in a physical sense, as in ‘looking towards’:

The TV faces the sofa in my living room.

….but I don’t think that’s your problem. I think a better example would be:

‘She’s FACING a problem’
‘She’s FACING UP TO a problem.’
The second suggests an attitude towards the problem – she’s brave, she’s taking responsibility, and she’s not trying to hide. The first simply means that there is a problem in front of her.


Good afternoon ! I would like to know why you say ” short sleeved T-shirt” or one-armed man” ending in “-ed” both the word sleeve and arm. Could you please tell the rules to form this kind of structure? when do we have to form ir and when not? Thank you very much ! 16. June 2016

This is a fairly common way of using a noun as an adjective for parts of the body:

Brown-eyed girl (Van Morrison)
Red haired boy
Three-legged race (when you tie the right leg of one child to the left leg of another, and they race against others. It’s a lot of fun!)

The dash ( – ) is optional, although I prefer it.

But you can’t say:

One-eared man
Nine-brained octopus
etc.

…..so there’s no fixed rule!


Thanks so much, I will try to improve this and I will follow your recommendations. Thanks again. 10. June 2016

No problem – that’s my job! 🙂


Buenas. ¿Me podrías corregir este writing? : What can you do to have a healthy lifestyle?. Healthy living is a long term commitment, but at first, as with everything, it is difficult. However, there are steps to make today and pave the way for healthy living tomorrow. Firstly, we should make a note healthy foods before going to market and we should make a planning foods that will be performed during the purchase is advisable to opt for fresh products such as fruit and vegetables. Secondly, we have to increase physical activity either go on a hike or walk with friends. Experts in this case recommends that adults get at least two and a half hours per week of moderate activity. Finally and no less important, a healthy living includes emotional wellness and adequate rest (sleep for seven or eight hours at night). In addiction, we must forget addictions such as smoking. 7. June 2016

It’s very well written. However, it always depends on the criteria of the person who is marking. What’s more important – Not making mistakes, or being ambitious with grammar and vocab? The language you use, or the message you want to express?

Healthy living is a long term commitment, but at first, as with everything, it is difficult. However, there are steps to make today and pave the way for healthy living tomorrow. Firstly, we should make a note OF healthy foods before going to THE market and we should make a planning foods FOOD PLAN that will be performed during the purchase . IT is advisable to opt for fresh products such as fruit and vegetables. Secondly, we have to increase physical activity , either goING on a hike or walkING with friends. Experts in this case recommends that adults get at least two and a half hours per week of moderate activity. Finally and no less important, a healthy living includes emotional wellness and adequate rest (sleep for seven or eight hours at night). In addiction, we must forget addictions such as smoking.

Grammatically it is a very solid essay. It has a good range of vocabulary, without repetition. Some expressions a little clumsy (‘perform a food plan’) but as it is an ambitious attempt this deserves credit.

Two aspects I think you could improve – There is no clear organisation. I refer especially to the ending. There is no real conclusion. Secondly, I would prefer to see more variety of tenses and structures – Past and Perfect tenses, Conditionals, Passives, etc. but remember that this is my criteria.

Look at this article for more ideas.


Hola, que tal? Me podrías explicar Gerundio e infinitivo. No consigo entenderlo por mas que lo estuido 7. June 2016

No lo entiendes porque no hay nada que entender! Desgraciadamente, a veces es uno y a veces otro.

La buena noticia es que te tengo un articulo para ayudarte, pero no esperes milagros – es uno de los puntos más complicados de la gramática.

Pincha Aquí


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