Category Syntax

Use of “I” and “Me”

Ah, the famous personal pronouns. Although these pronouns are undoubtedly all-purpose words that fit any spoken, written, or translated context, they are—sadly—misused. I will admit I don’t regularly watch television or movies, but I will admit that I am often irritated when I hear actors or ordinary people—like you and me—incorrectly using I and me. […]

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All about Spanish Grammar

Last week, I ended one of my blog entries with a videoclip presented by Fundéu BBVA, an international advocate of the Spanish language. I trust you found the one-minute clip about the English billion and Spanish billón useful. After watching a few other videoclips on the American Translators Association’s Spanish-language division Twitter feed, I discovered […]

Some burning translation questions…

Last week, a Montreal-based communications firm contacted me to translate a short Spanish text into English—my first Spanish project of the year! Once I completed a draft, I sent it to a fellow colleague for revision. Before submitting the final version, I spent several moments soaking in the comments and suggestions the reviser made. By […]