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Re: Exercise: Spanish dictation exercise SOPHIA OF GREECE AND DENMARK (A1)

Re: Exercise: Spanish dictation exercise

SOPHIA OF GREECE AND DENMARK (A1)

Line: Doña Sofía habla 5 idiomas;

1) This is not pertaining specifically to this section, but it brought up something that I have been noticing: that the “s” has a tendency to be dropped, whether in real life, or songs, etc

      I am French from Quebec, and in French, the “s’s” are silent for the most part. I have a feeling Spanish is moving towards that, whether acceptable grammaticaly, or not; by the powers that be J

My question is, what are the “rules” or guidelines for when to make the “s” silent (or skipped).

2) Also, is there a rule where numbers would be written in numerals or in script?

I wrote “cinco” but it was corrected to “5”

3) Also, Kwizbot added a semi-colon at the end of this section, other times I put in a comma, and it strikes it, other times I don’t and there’s a comma.  Notwithstanding that, it’s a bit difficult to know from the audio.  (I’m not faulting that, just a note, but I appreciate the fact that it’s noted, as that is a good way to learnJ)

I did a search on your site for lessons in “punctuation” but didn’t find any.  Could you direct me to any?

Sorry about all these questions, these quizzes really get me thinking, and I think that’s a good thing. J

Thank you for being there and your patience with us learnersJ

Nicole

 

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