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"Books and movies are like apples and oranges. They both are fruit, but taste completely different."

- Stephen King

Dec 18 It’s Christmas Time!

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By- Angela Padrón

When most people today think of Christmas, symbols like trees, candy canes, gifts, lights, and Santa Claus are usually the first things to come to mind. However, the true purpose behind Christmas is to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. Although the Bible doesn’t give a specific date for Christ’s birth, December 25th ultimately came to be the designated date to celebrate it. It was not until 1870 that this date was recognized as a federal holiday in the U.S., however.

Dec 14 Noche Buena Traditions

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By- Angela Padrón

’Twas the night before Christmas, and all through la casa . . . this may be the beginning of a poem heard on La Noche Buena (Nochebuena), or Christmas Eve. Every Christmas Eve, tradition rules in Latino homes around the world, with lots of food, music, and time with family.

Dec 08 El participio: qué es y cómo se usa

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El participio es la forma no personal del verbo, que al igual que el gerundio y el infinitivo, suele emplearse para organizar tiempos compuestos como el presente perfecto o el pluscuamperfecto. El participio también puede ser usado como adjetivo calificativo. En este caso, el participio sigue las mismas reglas gramaticales de los adjetivos y por ello, ha de concordar en género (masculino/femenino) y número (singular/plural) con los sustantivos que modifica. 

Nov 29 El uso del superlativo relativo

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Una diferencia notable entre los adjetivos superlativos que utilizan la terminación -ísimo y los superlativos relativos es, que estos últimos se encargan de elevar a un grado máximo o mínimo la representación cualitativa y calificativa del objeto/sujeto descrito.

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"Books and movies are like apples and oranges. They both are fruit, but taste completely different."

- Stephen King

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