Your Questions and Queries

Are you preparing for an exam? You can’t find the answer to your question anywhere? Your boyfriend’s Scottish and you don’t know what to say to his mum? Ask me what you want to know…

¿Estas preparando un examen? No puedes encontrar la respuesta a tu duda? Tu novio es escocés, y no sabes que decir a su madre? . Preguntame lo que quieres saber….


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1. My friend Alice is your new neighbour. She is from Bristol = My friend Alice, who is from Bristol, is your new neighbour. 2. -John will probably pass his driving licence tomorrow = John will be passed his driving licence the next day. 3. -My father is too old to understand computers. My father is not young enough to understand computers. 4. -Her daughter started living abroad ten years ago. My daughter has started living abroad ten years. Están bien estas frases? 3. June 2016

  1. Perfect
  2. No es correcto, pero no sé lo que quieren. John is likely to have passed his exam….(?) Que palabra(s) te dieron para hacer la frase?
  3. Politicamente correcto no es, pero gramaticamente sí.
  4. My/Her daughter HAS BEEN LIVING abroad FOR ten years. Es Presente Perfecto (Continuo). Más explicación aquí.


– To work abroad is OK for me. I don’t mind… -A mechanic repaired my car yesterday. I…… Hola, no entiendo como se forman estas frases 🙁 2. June 2016

I don’t mind (+ING)  = No me importa

I DON’T MIND workING abroad.

 

I had/got my car repaired… = Mira la explicación abajo.


Hola buenas!! Me podrías explicar el ‘Have something done’? Por más que quiero no lo pillo…jajaja gracias!! 2. June 2016

Or: ‘Get Something Done’

Imaginate que llegas a clase o trabajo o lo que sea, y dices: ‘Mira, me he cortado el pelo!’ Te dirían (si fueron Ingleses) ‘¿Pero te lo cortaste tu solo/a en el espejo?? Que bien te salió!’

Tendrías que explicarles que no te lo cortaste tu, sino que te lo cortaron. ¿Quien? ¡Que más da! Lo que importa es que:

‘I cut my hair’

I had/got my hair cut’

Lo mismo pasa cuando te arreglan el coche, te pintan la casa, y cosas así:

‘I can’t take you to the station. I’m having my car repaired.’

‘The house was a mess last week – I got my house painted.’


When was released the report? The report was released |more than twenty years ago|. Estaría bien hecha la pregunta? Lo que está entre | | es como si estuviera subrayado 2. June 2016

¡Casi! Solo tienes que recordar que el sujeto va entre el auxiliar y verbo, ya que es pregunta. Así que:

When was THE REPORT released?


Me corriges y ayudas con estas frases?? 1. “Did you play football with your cousin last week?” She asked him. (She asked him that she had played football with your cousin the previous week). 2.Despite the good weather, we did not enjoy the walk in the woods. (Although the good weather, we did not enjoy the walk in the woods) 3.I have never met a more attractive person than Jane. (Jane is person more attractive than I ever met?) 4.Who is picking her up at the airport tomorrow? (|John| is picking her up at the airport tomorrow.) Y estas 2 no las tengo claras como se hacen: 1. People think that Fito is a talented musician. Fito…. 2. My girlfriend was very tired. That is why she did not go to the party yesterday. If…. Un saludo!!!! Y gracias!!!! 2. June 2016

1. Necesitas repasar el Estilo Indirecto.

She asked him IF HE (la pregunta es para el, no ella) HAD PLAYED (estilo indirecto = un paso atras) football the previous week.

2. Despite = A pesar de.  Although = Aunque

Although the weather was good, we did not ……

Muchas veces ayuda pensar las cosas en Español, y hay una solución lógica

3. Mira el Presente Perfecto aquí.

Jane is the MOST ATTRACTIVE (adjectivo antes del sustantivo) person I HAVE (sigue siendo Presente Perfecto) ever met.

4. esta bien. ¿Solo es eso, verdad?

Y las ultimas 2:

1.  es Pasiva

Fito IS THOUGHT TO BE a very talented musician.

(Hay otro ejemplo casi igual más abajo)

2. Necesitas saber los Condicionales. Este es el Tercero (Pasado Hípotetico)

If my girlfriend hadn’t been tired, we would have gone to the party yesterday.


Hola!!! Tengo la selectividad a la vuelta de la esquina, y si me ayudas con 3 frases por favor… 1. They are building a new school near the church. A new school… 2. People think that the internet is very dangerous for children. The internet… 3.It is three years since my sister started to learn German. My sister… Muchas gracias 😊 1. June 2016

Primero: Suerte con la selectividad!!

Sujeto + BE en el tiempo verbal de la frase + Participio:

  1. A new school IS BEING BUILT near the church
  2. The Internet IS THOUGHT to be very dangerous for children (bastante difícil, ese!)

My sister HAS BEEN (=lleva) LEARNING German FOR (=desde hace) 3 years.


where is the pdf for practice? 29. May 2016

Good Question! 🙂

  • Go to any of the units of the videotutorial course: http://profesornativogratis.com/elcurso/
  • I’m taking Unit 2.4 (How to describe people: Be vs. Have) as an example.
  • Can you see the link? Click here, and the pdf. will open in another window.
  • You can download and print it. It goes with the videotutorial and the listening exercises.

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What would be the passive/active of this sentence (I don’t know if its in passive or active): They will paint the old houses by next week 28. May 2016

It’s active: Somebody (a subject) is painting the house.

It sounds better in passive: You don’t know / don’t care who is painting. What is important is that:

THE HOUSE IS BEING PAINTED.

For a full explanation on passives, click here!


What would be the passive of this sentence: More soldiers have been sent to Iraq every day 28. May 2016

This is Passive. The active form would be:

(The Government/The army?) has sent more soldiers to Iraq every day.

It’s a good example of why the active is better than the passive – you don’t need to know who is sending. You want to put the emphasis of the sentence on the soldiers.


Good evening! I would like to know the difference in meaning between these 2 sentences : ‘ Her father doesn’t want her to date with that man ‘ and ‘ Her father doesn’t want her dating that man ‘. I would have said it as the first one. Thanks a lot ! 26. May 2016

The person listening would suppose:

Sentence 1: They are not dating yet. The father is worried about the possibility.

Sentence 2: They are dating. The father doesn’t like the present situation.


Hola, quería saber si me ayudaría ha corregir un trabajo de ingles de la universidad…… por favor 20. May 2016

Siento decirte que me llega tu mensaje demasiado pronto. Es verdad que estoy pensando en ofrecer un servicio de correción de textos en Inglés, y espero poder lanzarlo en el verano, pero ahora mismo estoy a tope con el fin de curso, examenes de Cambridge, las clases, todo…

Disculpas!


hola, como estas? queria saber formas de escribir email en ingles formal y informal algunas guias para saber. 17. May 2016

La verdad es que es algo que tengo en mi lista de ‘quehaceres’, aunque hasta el verano dudo que tenga tiempo para hacerlo, asi que te comento lo basico:

Los correos, tanto formal e informal, tienen un lenguaje mas conversacional. No tienen que tener una formula especifica como las cartas formales.

Eso dicho, en los correos de negocios, por ejemplo, no hay que usar contraciones: ‘I would’ en lugar de ‘I’d’, etc. Luego podras usar la misma lenguaje de una conversación entre desconocidos: ‘Could you…?’ ‘I’d rather…’ etc. El principio del correo sería ‘Hello (name)’ y el final, ‘Regards, (tu nombre)’

En informal, puedes escribir igual de como hablas:

‘Hi Sam:

How are you doing? D’you want to come to the cinema tonight? Let us know if you’re free.

See you!
(name)

In family, you can replace ‘see you’ with ‘Love’ (your mum, granny…)


how to write the writting? from roberto 16. May 2016

Have a look at this selection: letters, essays, argumentative and descriptive compositions…

http://profesornativogratis.com/category/how-to-write/


Good morning, I have to do a task on simple past, and I think this well but tells me everything is wrong, I need help pls 13. May 2016

It’s a bit too much to explain in one or two paragraphs. I’ll just give you some examples and then tell you where to go for more practice:

THE PAST FORM IS ONLY USED FOR AFFIRMATIVE SENTENCES:
John GOES to the cinema – John WENT to the cinema
I LIKE the film – I LIKED the film

NEGATIVE SENTENCES AND QUESTIONS: USE ‘DID’ + INFINITIVE:
I DON’T eat meat – I DIDN’T eat meat
DOES Sarah study? – DID Sarah study?

EXCEPTIONS: ‘BE’
I AM sad – I WAS sad
ARE you at work? – WERE you at work?
The cat IS old – The cat WAS old

For videos and exercises (listening/grammar) click here. Go to the 3rd section ‘HABLAR EN PASADO’, especially the first 4 units.
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What would be the passive of this sencente: People speak German in Germany 12. May 2016

“German is spoken in Germany” (‘…by people’ is unnecessary, as it gives no extra information).

For a full explanation on the passives, click here!


Good evening ! I would like you to explain to me the difference between the verb ‘ to make sb do sth’ and ‘to have sb do something’ . How many different meanings are there for having sb do sth? maybe one of their possible meanings is ‘ To pay sb for doing sth’ as in I had a mechanic take a look at the car ? Thanks a lot ! 10. May 2016

There’s very little difference between ‘make’ and ‘have’ in these cases, although the tone is not the same. You can HAVE a decorator paint your living room (or: GET him to paint your living room) but he probably wouldn’t like it if you MADE him paint, because it’s more like ordering or obliging someone to do something. If your son spills coffee on the floor, you can MAKE him clean it…


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