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esperanza

Aug 16, 2009, 8:16 AM

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Re: [Peter] If you could change Spanish...

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Wait...Peter, English makes do with pronouns rather than verb conjugations? English has no future tense? Ay ay ay!

There's a little book that I would recommend for every native English speaker who is studying Spanish: http://www.amazon.com/...arning/dp/0934034303. Part of the reason Spanish is sometimes difficult for native English-speakers is that most folks slept through or have forgotten grammar classes in grade and high school. This book explains what you need to know so you can learn Spanish more easily.

Here's an example of the subjunctive in English: "If it were me, I'd go to the movies instead of that party he planned to attend."

Peter: here's an example of how verbs change in English, just as they do in Spanish:
I run.
You run.
(He, she, it) runs.
etc.

Peter: here's an example of the future tense in English: "We'll be there tomorrow night at about 7:30." (We'll is a contraction of we shall, definitely the future tense.)

Order that book! It's a huge help.

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(This post was edited by esperanza on Aug 16, 2009, 8:18 AM)


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