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Feb 21 Los imperativos plurales afirmativos: ustedes, vosotros y nosotros

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Grammar Corner

 

Por Evelyn Silva

Siguiendo el componente gramatical de los imperativos, así como aprendimos a formar imperativos singulares, hoy trabajaremos con los imperativos plurales. Los imperativos plurales se asocian con los pronombres personales  ustedes/vosotros y nosotros y, de la misma forma, se emplean para dar órdenes o hacer pedidos.  Analicemos las reglas para formar los mandatos plurales:

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Feb 16 President’s Day

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President’s Day

Close up view of Mount Rushmore with a blue sky

By Ángela Padrón

Every February, people in the U.S. “hail to the chief” and celebrate President’s Day. Since George Washington is considered the “father of the U.S.”, President’s Day began in 1885 to recognize his contributions to the country. It was originally celebrated on February 22, which is Washington’s actual birthday. President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday was also celebrated in February. In 1971, the days were combined and Presidents’ Day was designated as the third Monday in February.

In some places today, patriotic and historical groups reenact certain events in history. There are parades, fireworks, and celebrations around the country. In many schools, students learn about the lives and work of Washington and Lincoln but also the accomplishments of all of the U.S. presidents.

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Feb 14 Las estaciones del año

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Feb 13 St. Valentines Day

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Valentine's Day Banner pink Letters with Hearts on a white background.

 

By Ángela Padrón

Valentine’s Day is celebrated each year on February 14 in many places around the world, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, France and Australia. On this holiday, about one billion million cards are sent, flowers and chocolates are given, and love is in the air. People believe a cherub named Cupid has a magic bow and arrow that he will shoot at people to make them fall in love with each other. The holiday is name for the legendary St. Valentine. But who is this saint and how did this holiday come about?

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