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kelsiecohen | Student, Grade 11 | eNoter

Posted November 29, 2011 at 9:29 AM via web

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Spanish question...

I need to fill in the blanks to the following sentence...

"Un turista norteamericano busca ______ (para, por, con) la calle Salamanca el la ciudad de Mexico. Se acerca ________ (a, de, por, para) un polici para (pedirla, pedirles, pedirle, tomar) direcciones y el policia _________ (la, lo, las, los) orienta.

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mmms1981 | College Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted January 25, 2012 at 5:57 AM (Answer #1)

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I guess there are some typos and mistakes in the transcription of the sentences, since some of them do not make sense.

- To begin with, in the first sentence “el” must be a typo for “en.” What is more, in the first blank the zero mark should also be offered as an option. I am a Spanish native speaker and we don’t say “busca por la calle Salamanca en la ciudad de México.” This sentence is grammatically correct, but semantically incongruous. We would say “busca la calle Salamanca en la ciudad de México.”

-  In the second sentence, there is another typo: “polici” instead of “policía.” The preposition we use in this case is “a,” since “un policía” is a personal direct object. As for the verb, none of the options sounds good in European Spanish, but I guess “pedirle” would be the best option in Mexican Spanish. In the last blank, you should choose the pronoun “lo”, since it refers anaphorically to “un turista norteamericano” (masc., sg.).

The text would read as follows,

Un turista norteamericano busca la calle Salamanca en la ciudad de México. Se acerca a un policía para pedirle direcciones y el policía lo orienta.

Pay attention to the “tildes”: México, policía.

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jensweetheart | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 30, 2011 at 5:54 AM (Answer #2)

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Un turista norteamiricano busca (por) la calle Salamanca en la ciudad de Mexico. Se acerca (a) un polici para ( pedirle) direcciones y el policia (lo) orienta.

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soccrkidz13 | Student, Grade 10 | eNoter

Posted December 5, 2011 at 9:16 AM (Answer #3)

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por

a

pedirle

lo

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