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Dónde está: Non-vocabulary information from interactive lessons

RebeccaA18

I’ve been looking for the non-vocabulary information from the interactive lessons and can’t find it. Does it exist somewhere or only in the audio? I’m looking for the information Amy gives;  why do you certain things, how it works or various other information.  It would be very useful for me to review.  I haven’t  been taking  notes as I listen to the course, though now I think I should. If you could point me in the direction of that information that would be great. If it doesn’t exist elsewhere, it would be a very helpful addition.
Thanks!
Rebecca

the-hefay

Rebecca, I haven't seen it anywhere.  I agree that it would be helpful.

marieg-rocket languages

Hi there, 

Rebecca, could you please tell me what non-vocabulary information you are referring to? Or the lesson where Amy talks about it so I can review it? Thanks!

 

Dan-H24

Marie: perhaps Rebecca means more detailed information on, for instance, why a sentence is structured in a certain way or, (something that bothers me), whether word order can be altered in some sentences and still be correct.

I sometimes have to go elsewhere to search out these answers (which in itself is not a bad thing, I have learned much from these forays), but sometimes I am still unsure. As an example, it appears to me that words like "también" are placed either at the beginning or the end of a sentence in Spanish, whereas in English we often place them between nouns and verbs, or other places...

The Sun Also Rises
También el Sol Amanace

marieg-rocket languages

Hi Dan, thank you very much for the clarification.

Yes, I understand that there may be more questions on how to structure a sentence in a certain way, or why it is the way it is. I will send the comment as feedback as currently there is no further information except for the Language&Culture lessons, which is more general and may not directly (or more specifically) address questions that may rise from the Audio lessons. 

In your specific example; adverbs can be tricky as they can be all over the sentence; its position depends on what the adverb is trying to emphasize in the sentence. Generally speaking, the adverb is placed after the verb it modifies. 

También is an affirmative adverb; if it refers to the whole sentence, it may be placed between the subject and the verb, but this is not a definite rule. So, on your example, the first translation that comes to mind is: 

-El Sol También (Se Eleva/Levanta) / Sale
-El Sol (Se Eleva/Levanta) / Sale También 
-También El Sol (Se Eleva/Levanta) / Sale

And they're all correct  :/ 

Kind Regards
 

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