As an addition to the post about the reflexive value of personal pronouns, today we want to talk about their reciprocal value. Reciprocity occurs when two or more people perform an action and receive it mutually. Let's look at a couple of examples:
In a previous post dedicated to personal pronouns we already differentiated them into two different groups. Stressed and unstressed personal pronouns. Well, the latter, the unstressed have a reflexive value in some cases. A reflexivity that arises when the subject and the personal pronoun itself, as a complement, have the same referent.
This book was published in France in 2006 and quickly became a publishing phenomenon with hundreds of thousands of copies sold. Why? Because we could say that it tells us a song to life, despite the fact that apparently and in a first contact with the text it is quite the opposite.
In today's article we propose the text comment of an opinion article published in a newspaper. The author of the text, Cristina López Schlichting, criticizes the television medium, pointing out that the public tends to confuse what happens on television with reality, what is observed in the changes in customs that this originates in the viewers due to the lack of personality.
Continuing the topic started yesterday, forms or types of textual expression , today we will continue exposing the characteristics of the three types that remained pending: argumentation, dialogue and monologue. So let's get started: THE ARGUMENTATION The argumentation consists of the sender's attempt to defend or demonstrate an idea by using all the arguments available:
When the speaker expresses himself, both in writing and orally and regardless of the level of language used (cult, colloquial, etc.), he can use any of the types or forms of textual expression existing. We recognize six different types of textual expression, these are:
In today's article we will continue to address the topic of text properties . As we have seen before, a text must have a series of properties for the communicative process to be correct. We know that the texts must be coherent, that is to say, that they must present a unitary semantic structure;
In previous articles we talked about the uses of the verb tenses of the indicative, you can consult it by clicking on the following links: Straight and displaced uses of verbs in indicative I and Straight and displaced uses of verbs in indicative II.
Not all books are the same. A novel is not the same as a dictionary, a school book or a treatise on an academic thesis. Each type of publication has its specific sections. And then we're going to try to introduce them. The title. This section is common at any time of publication.
Today, in the language section of The Guide 2000, we focus on the study of verbs, specifically the simple conditional tense and its compound form. To build the conditional in Spanish we start from the verb in the infinitive from which we will eliminate the ending -ar, if it is a verb of the first conjugation;
Perform the morphological analysis of each of the following verb forms indicating its person, its number, its tense, its mood, its conjugation and its voice. Below you will find the solutions. PROPOSED VERBAL FORMS 1. They have been made 2.
Perform the morphological analysis of each of the following verb forms indicating its person, its number, its tense, its mood, its conjugation and its voice. Below you will find the solutions. PROPOSED VERBAL FORMS 1. I do 2. They have been killed 3.
Perform the morphological analysis of each of the following verb forms indicating its person, its number, its tense, its mood, its conjugation and its voice. Below you will find the solutions. PROPOSED VERBAL FORMS 1. I would be 2. You would have counted 3.
Syllables are the second smallest unit of our language. You already know that the minimum unit is the letter, in the written language, and the phoneme, in the spoken language. Well, when these units are joined together they form syllables, which are in turn the fundamental parts of words.
In today's article we will focus on one of the most important authors of world literature, Arthur Conan Doyle. Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in the year 1859. The number of siblings he had was never clarified, although it was known that he was a very large family.
In yesterday's article we developed in depth the subject of Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer's rhymes that we will finish explaining in today's article, but if for some reason you couldn't read it, don't worry because you can access it directly via the following link:
Unlike the author Espronceda, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer was not grandiloquent at all, but rather, he opted for a profound intimacy, influenced by the romantic current of Germany. The most widely used literary genre in the Nordic countries was the ballad, always linked to singing.
In this article we are going to study the poetic language of an author as interesting as Luis de Góngora y Argote. Since in this post we focus on the language used by the author, if you wish to obtain more general information about it you can click on the following link:
Through our literary article today you will be able to learn about the figure of one of the most important and recognized representatives of Spanish literature, and a member of the so-called generation of 27, Damaso Alonso. Dámaso Alonso y Fernández de las Redondas was born in Madrid on October 22, 1898.
Today and tomorrow we will dedicate this space to the study of two of the existing literary currents in the Spanish Baroque ; we are talking, of course, about the conceptismo and the culteranismo . Both approaches have a large number of characteristics in common, but what makes their separate study possible is the selection or not of some specific uses instead of others.
Francisco de Quevedo was born in Madrid in 1580, and from a very young age he began to stand out as an excellent poet, acquiring great prestige over the years. When he was only 23, some of his poems appeared in an anthology that collected some of the best Spanish poets.
Most people who are familiar with classic tales from Disney factory movies don't know that the original tales from which they came are actually not exactly how they are portrayed in these movies. And, although in both cases, the stories that were told in them were directed mainly at a children's audience , the way of thinking of one and the other was not the same, since the Disney factory preferred to opt for eliminate the cruel moments and tragic endings that did exist in
Jane Austen was a famous British novelist who was born in Steventon, Great Britain in 1775 and died in Winchester in 1817. Her father was a clergyman and rector in her hometown parish of Steventon. Jane Austen had seven siblings and was almost the oldest.
In the previous article we told you the plot around one of the works of the British novelist Jane Austen, «Emma». Today we will continue with the synopsis of another of her best titles, "Pride and Prejudice", but first, we provide you with the direct links to these previous articles.
Apart from tragedy, the great genre of classical Greek literature is undoubtedly comedy. To find its origin, we must go back to the Dionysian festivals, celebrated in honor of Dionysus, god of wine and drunkenness. These festivities were a unique occasion to give free rein to debauchery through dances, jokes and songs, accompanied, as the canons commanded, by large doses of wine.
In today's article you will be able to read the plot of one of the most famous works of the British novelist Jane Austen, which we talked about on a previous occasion. If you could not read it, you can access it by clicking the following link that we provide below:
Theatre became popular throughout the cities of Greece at the end of the 6th century BC, although it reached its peak during the short but intense period of Athenian democracy. Theater was not only “art”; it had a markedly didactic, civic and social function, and often the representations were linked to a certain religious festivity.
Luis de Góngora was born in Córdoba in 1561, and decided to use his mother's last name, Góngora, because of her best euphony and her predilection for esdrújula words, or at least that is what counts. He went to study in Salamanca, although he did not complete a full degree, as he was only interested in literature and gambling.
Surrealism is both an artistic and literary movement that emerged in France in the first decades of the 20th century (around 1920). Its main promoter was the poet André Breton, who tried to discover the truth through the free flow of his ideas and feelings, letting his unconscious write (through a procedure labeled by critics as «automatic writing») and abandoning any kind of rational corrections and logical reasoning.
The Spanish literary movements that encompassed the modernist cycle ended in 1920. By exceeding the use of its main symbols such as the classical world or the poetic language, they seemed to be worn out and exhausted, hence a new change. Authors like Juan Ramón Jiménez or Antonio Machado were able to evolve and adapt to the changes of the times, however, most of the authors who belonged to this cycle were not able to continue with the movement.
If someone wants to inoculate a child with the poison of traveling, all they have to do is suggest reading this Around the World in 80 Days work written by Jules Verne. A work that, like all the adventure novels of this French writer, will also spark a passion for reading.
In today's article we are going to talk about Rubén Darío , a leading figure of themodernist movement, who revolutionized the aesthetics of the time of him. he was accused of inauthenticity, when in fact he tried above all to manifest himself as a “citizen of the world”.
In today's article we are going to focus on what is known as the Holmesian canon, also called the Sherlockian canon. This refers to all the works related to the character of Sherlock Holmes and written by the author to whom we dedicated yesterday's article, Arthur Conan Doyle.
In this article we will delve into the work of the Peruvian writer César Vallejo (1892-1938). To approach his work, we must first know a series of biographical data that will mark his verses, such as his mestizo nature, an intense family life in the countryside of Peru, the struggles in favor of revolution, his time in prison or the poverty he suffered during his exile in Europe.
In the use of verb forms we can differentiate the straight use from the displaced use. The rectum is the normal or general use that each verbal form has; for example, the correct use of the present indicative is that in what is expressed occurs at the moment of enunciation.
Today is the figure of the Chilean writer Neftalí Ricardo Reyes (1904-1973), known as Pablo Neruda , who will occupy this space dedicate yourself to literature in our blog La Guía 2000. Regarding the biography of this writer who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1971, we can highlight that he knew firsthand, already in his childhood, what social injustice is and the brash nature of the place where he was born and raised.
The great Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky, a contemporary of Tolstoy, called this book the perfect work of art. And certainly the novel Anna Karenina is in the Olympus of the great novels of all time, and its author is considered the pinnacle of Russian literature.
Continuing the topic started yesterday, straight and displaced uses of the verb, today we are going to present the uses of the remaining verb tenses of the indicative mood. Let's Get Started The preterite indefinite is a verb tense that expresses past tense and perfective tense.
The novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil published by the American writer John Berendt in 1994 was listed for several years among best-selling books in United States at the end of the 20th century. So much so that its plot was even transferred to the cinema by a director as emblematic as Clint Eastwood who made a film with the title of the same name.
The literary production of Pío Baroja , one of the great representatives of the so-called Generation of '98 is vast, and to his credit great works appear such as The concerns of Shanti Andía , The search , The tree of science or Zalacaín, the adventurer.