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July 3, 2019

The Spanish Superlative Degree of Comparison

As noted in recent Tips for the Week, there are three grades of comparison in Spanish: Equality, Inequality and Superlative, and an absolute superlative. This Tip […]
June 17, 2019

Comparatives in Spanish – Part 2 of 4: Inequality

As noted in last week’s Tip for the Week, there are three grades of comparison in Spanish: Equality, Inequality and Superlative, and an absolute superlative. This […]
June 11, 2019

Comparatives in Spanish – Part 1 of 4: Equality

In Spanish, there are three grades of comparison: Equality, Inequality and Superlative, and an absolute superlative. This Tip for the Week is the first in a […]
June 2, 2019

For Teachers: Adjective Placement in Spanish

This Tip for the Week is for teachers who teach lower-level Spanish classes to native speakers of English, whether at the secondary or post-secondary level. This […]
May 12, 2019

How to Answer the Question: “Where Do I Put Object Pronouns?”

Even after many English-speaking students of Spanish have learned the forms of and the grammatical functions of object pronouns, and understand the notions they convey, they […]
April 13, 2019

Beware of “Gangas” and “Grocerías”: Two Exasperatingly Common False Cognates

Many, if not most practicing or aspiring Analytic Linguists can be distinguished and described in terms of their linguistic background.  They can be divided into two […]
January 6, 2019

The Versatile Verb “Dejar” – part 2

There are a number of verb pairs in Spanish that cause difficulty for English speaking learners of Spanish.  Usually, the confusion is because there is only […]
December 29, 2018

The Versatile Verb “Dejar” – Part 1

The verb dejar as a stand-alone verb, means to leave something or someone behind. Thus, it can mean to abandon or to jilt, or to stand […]
December 22, 2018

Get a Hand-up on Helping Verbs in Spanish – Part 2 of 2

Some frequently encountered Spanish helping verbs deviate slightly from the simple pattern of verb-plus-infinitive construction you read about in the previous Tip for the Week.  This […]
December 14, 2018

Get a Hand-up on Helping Verbs in Spanish – Part 1 of 2

This Tip for the Week is the first in a two-part series introducing readers to helping verbs in Spanish, more technically known as auxiliary or modal […]