There may be no true synonyms.
There is nothing grammatically wrong with the second sentence, it just seems much more formal than the first and I would be less likely to use it in day-to-day conversation. I have several different volumes for the Spanish language. The choice of the verb singular or plural that should go with a collective noun is a serious problem to me.
Somebody should help me out. Hello Rodrigues! Gabriele is right about the correctness of the two sentences.
Which one you are going to choose depends mostly upon what you want to say. Thank you very much for your clear and well-written guideline. Katherine Thank you for your comment and examples Katherine. That seems a bit strange to me. Using the more specific word conveys more infomation; should it not therefore be preferred? Does it imply it is temporary? Otherwise, you should have used present simple to talk about a long term situation.
Am I right? Please, respond as I am a little puzzled. Thank you.
If both are ok, can you tell me the difference? What a tutorial! Wha a joke. How to find more time for learning a language: Unlocking your true potential hubs.
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Tags: usage , use , use versus usage , use vs. Share this: Share. About the Author: Gabriele Hi there! Debra: I find it humorous that, on a blog dedicated to proper use of the English language, you have a mistake in the third line.
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Regards, Duncan. Hello: Thanks for your explanation. Daniela : Thanks for explaining the difference. Here are just some of the Spanish words that you probably use every day:. Well actually, the first people to herd cattle on horseback in North America were the vaqueros who introduced the ancient Spanish equestrian tradition to the Southwest. Their name is derived from vaca , the Spanish word for — you guessed it — cow. Many words that English has acquired from Spanish originally came from other languages, mostly those of native American populations that were subjugated by the Spanish colonial empire.
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