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In Spanish, the order of the subject, verb, and associated objects or complements (such as adverbs) can be freely reordered.1 Modifiers to each of those elements, however, must remain where attached, relatively speaking, to their parent element. In this sentence, we have three "top level" elements: the subject (silla), the verb (está) and a locative ...


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The word "desde", according to the RAE dictionary, is used to indicate the staring point of a spacial or temporal distance. The word "hasta" is used to indicate the ending point. In this context, the words "de" and "a" are synonyms to "desde" and "hasta". However, we usually use the words in the pairs "desde...hasta..." and "de...a...". The word "entre" ...


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The present perfect is used along with for to show how long a period of time has lasted. Here is when for = durante, it doesn't matter if it's a singular or plural noun. I've worked here for a year = He trabajado aquí durante un año. I've worked here for two years = He trabado aquí durante dos años. We can use for = durante with a past simple ...


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Debajo and abajo are both locative adverbs. They are often paired with the preposition de to indicate a position relative to something specific, but can also be used alone — and then it's implied in one way or another what the location is relative to. Está debajo de la mesa. located under or beneath ... the table Está abajo de la silla. located under or ...


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Sí, es perfectamente idiomático, indica que la acción no ocurrió. Aunque le habría gustado señalarle = Pero no se lo señaló. Es parte de la clásula de esta especie de condicional, por ejemplo: Aunque le habría gustado señalarle si hubiese/hubiera tenido la oportunidad que nadie estaba en aquel almuerzo por lo que pensaba si no por los méritos de su ...


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After writing the above, I did consult with a grammar book and learned that "de" is used after certain adverbs of time and place. They cannot be used as prepositions without the "de." These include the words "abajo" and "debajo." This, however, is only a partial answer to the question I pose above, which asks what the differences in meaning are between the ...



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