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Solo and sólo

1 Solo Solo is an adjective with variation in gender and number; it is used with nouns or

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Sino and si no

1 Sino is an adversative conjunction and requires of a negation in the main clause. Introduce an affirmation

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Por que, porque, porqué and ¿por qué?

1 Por que may be the attachment of the preposition por plus the relative pronoun que. It is

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Que and qué

1 Que is a pronoun in relative or adjectival clauses. If que is a relative pronoun, it may

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Punctuation

The Academia de la Lengua Española offers guidelines to punctuate a text. Many times, several options are offered

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Capital and small letters

1 We write with capital letters: The first word of a text and the first word after full-stop.

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Diphthongs, triphthongs and hiatus

1 A diphthong is the attachment of a closed vowel (i, u) to an open one (a, o,

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Accentuation

1 Most of thewords have one stressed syllable, but Spanish do not write accent mark on all of

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Spelling: general

In Spanish there is a limited number of possible syllables. 1 Consonant + vowel These are the combinations

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Direct and indirect speech

In the direct speech, the speaker verbatim reports a message. In the indirect speech the speaker reports the

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