|By Incognita (Incognita) on Saturday, June 05, 2004 - 05:15 pm: Edit|
I am having trouble with negative constructions...
what's the difference between algun (accent on the u) and alguno? It has something to do with onw of them being a pronoun, right?
help me out!
I think i learned this way back in spanish two.. Paso a Paso pg...... 280
thanks for the help...
help a stugglinn non-native spanish speaker!
|By Willywonka (Willywonka) on Saturday, June 05, 2004 - 05:29 pm: Edit|
I believe I read in my book yesterday while studying that algun is just a shortened form of alguno before a masculine noun.
It is similar to how primero and tercero drop the "o" before a masculine noun (primer piso, tercer dia). I'm really unsure, actually, but I think that's it.
There were several questions on today's test for the sentence completion where you had to choose between the same adjective and the correct answers involved dropping the o. Hopefully, at least. :P
|By Incognita (Incognita) on Saturday, June 05, 2004 - 11:20 pm: Edit|
|By Rbc13 (Rbc13) on Saturday, June 05, 2004 - 11:46 pm: Edit|
Algún is for something positive, masculine, singular:
Quiero algún dinero
Alguna(no accent) is for something postitive, feminine, singular:
Quiero alguna escuela
Algunos is for positive, masculine, plural:
Quiero algunos gatos
Algunas is for positive, feminine, plural:
Quiero algunas casas
Ningún works the same exact way except that it is negative.
I don't want no/any money
No quiero ningún dinero
Remember you double negatives:
Ej. No quiero nada
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