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Analese M.
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Spanish
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Question:

How do I properly conjugate the verb "tener" (to have), and write this sentence in Spanish: "She has two brothers."

Analese M.
Answer:

Most of the time, you would only drop the "-er", and use the present tense verb ending for "-er" verbs. But, because "tener" is an irregular verb, the stem (or middle) of the verb changes from "e" to "ie". so "tener" changes to "tien-". With the added "-er" verb ending for a third person singular noun, the verb used in the sentence would be "tiene". So, the sentence itself would translate to, "Ella tiene dos hermanos."

Writing
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Question:

How do I write an interesting paragraph about a boring subject?

Analese M.
Answer:

While it is best to write about something that interests you, sometimes you get assigned a subject that just does not sound intriguing. One way to help your sentences from sounding redundant and boring is to have varying types of sentence openers. If you start one sentence with a subject, start the follow-up sentence with a preposition. As you continue to write, vary the lengths of the sentences along with the sentence starters. That way, even if the subject itself seems boring, the variety in the structure of your paragraph will help convey your ideas in a creative way.

English as a Second Language
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Question:

What is the correct verb in this sentence: My friends __ from Germany.

Analese M.
Answer:

In this case, the verb "are" would be used in the sentence. It is the 3rd person plural of the verb, "to be". Because there is more than one subject ( "friends"), one would use the verb "are" instead of the verb "is".

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