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Ejemplo: Los permisos no se acumulan durante la configuración.

En inglés está bien dicho The permissions are not accumulated during the configuration, o por el contrario lo que estoy diciendo con esta frase es Los permisos no están acumulados durante la configuración?

They are not accumulated sirve tanto para decir no se acumulan como no están acumulados?

Gracias.

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"The permissions are not accumulated" is a passive voice as "Los permisos no se acumulan" (pasiva refleja). If you want to keep the meaning you could say too : "Los permisos no son aumulados" (normal passive though it is more normal the previous one). –  Juanillo Apr 9 '12 at 9:28
    
Son dos cosas diferentes, el comentario de Juanillo te acerca al problema real que es el uso del reflexivo. ¿Se acumulan a si mismos? –  Leandro Jun 3 '12 at 21:25

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¿Qué tal esto?:

Permissions do not accumulate during configuration

O podría ser también (no tan literal):

Permissions are not stacked during configuration

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The two sentences are different, but the difference is very subtle.

Using estar in this case would refer to the state of the permissions during the configuration (in other words, more of a description), and using the reflexive verb would indicate the action of accumulation.

It seems to me that in this particular case, no se acumulan would be a more precise utterance, though using estar wouldn't seem unnatural to anyone. (It would simply cause a slightly, and largely ignorable, difference in interpretation.)

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