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American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
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Modern Languages and Literatures
This presentation examines the differences in grammatical number between Spanish and English, with respect to both the lexicon and agreement. These differences result in common errors by English-speaking students, such as yo pedí el camarón (“I ordered the shrimp”), tengo muchas ropas (“I have a lot of clothes”), mi postre favorito es las galletas (“my favorite dessert is cookies”), and me gustan cantar y bailar (“singing and dancing please me”). By highlighting the differences between Spanish and English, instructors can help their students avoid these pitfalls.
Orf, Amy S., "It Just Doesn’t Add Up: Grammatical Number in Spanish and English" (2017). Conference Presentations. 170.