12 Answered Questions for the topic sintaxis

06/26/19

ir a «infinitive» vs. future tense?

There are two ways to indicate a future action, *ir a «infinitive»* and the future tense. How do I decide which to use when? Is one form more common when spoken or in writing? Is there a... more

06/19/19

When should I use the word 'yo' in a sentence where the verb conjugation already shows that I am the subject?

Early on while I was learning Spanish, my teachers would always make us use the pronoun 'yo' even if it was redundant:> Yo pienso que... > Yo quiero... > Yo hablo... > etc.However,... more

06/17/19

Significance of adjective placement?

In Spanish, adjectives typically come after the noun they modify. However, there are some cases when the adjective comes before the noun, and usually (always?) with a change in meaning. ... more

03/25/19

La hora de salida es ...?

Ha surgido una duda en la oficina sobre la hora de salida, hay varias posibilidades: - La hora de salida *es a las seis*. (Suena bien). - La hora de salida *es las seis*. (Suena raro). - La... more

03/20/19

Soy yo el que vine... or "soy yo el que vino..."?

What is often heard is >"Soy yo el que vine ayer a ... " (I am the one who came yesterday to...) but I think that >"Soy yo el que vino ayer a ... " is the correct sentence because the... more

03/19/19

Me llamo vs. Mi Nombre?

I understand that **Me llamo** is like, `I am [name]` but so is **nombre**. So which one would be used and in what scenario? Are they both acceptable? Is one more formal than the other?

03/19/19

Unclear why to use "A vuestros hijos" instead of "vuestros hijos"?

I have the following sentence in English > Do your children like to read? Which translates to Spanish: > A vuestros hijos les gusta leer? To me it is unclear, why I have to use "**A**... more

03/15/19

Unclear why to use "A vuestros hijos" instead of "vuestros hijos"?

I have the following sentence in English > Do your children like to read? Which translates to Spanish: > A vuestros hijos les gusta leer? To me it is unclear, why I have to use "**A**... more

03/14/19

Indirect object and "le"?

> La madre le lava la cara a la nina. In that sentence, why is the word "le" there? The sentence already has a indirect object ("a la nina"), but removing the "le" makes the sentence to sound... more

03/14/19

Me llamo vs. Mi Nombre?

I understand that **Me llamo** is like, `I am [name]` but so is **nombre**. So which one would be used and in what scenario? Are they both acceptable? Is one more formal than the other?

03/14/19

Significance of adjective placement?

In Spanish, adjectives typically come after the noun they modify. However, there are some cases when the adjective comes before the noun, and usually (always?) with a change in meaning.... more

03/13/19

What is the correct order of object pronouns?

I know that there are (at least) three types of *personal* pronouns in Spanish (well, and English): direct, indirect, and reflexive. In cases where all three (or at least two) are present, what is... more

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