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Discussion in 'Spanish-English Grammar / Gramática Español-Inglés' started by Mayoide, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. Mayoide Senior Member

    Español
    Hola.
    Quiero decir en inglés: Guardo la foto en el ordenador. La he puesto de salvapantallas.

    I keep the photo in???on?? the computer. I have put it of??as?? wallpaper.

    Gracias.
     
  2. FromPA

    FromPA Senior Member

    Philadelphia area
    USA English
    I keep the picture in my computer. I've made it my screen saver / wallpaper (not the same thing).
     
  3. kayokid

    kayokid Senior Member

    Chicago
    English, USA
    Hello.
    What FromPA says is definitely valid. Using the verb "to keep" here is not my first choice, but I had to use it I think an argument for "on my computer" could be made. Personally, I would use "on". (I don't know if this is a regional difference/preference or just a personal one.)

    Actually, I think the complete thought is: I saved the photo in "My Pictures" on my computer. (But in normal conversation you're usually not that exact/specific...)

    My choice of verbs would not be "to keep" here. I think I would say something like:
    I have (or I've saved/I saved) the picture/photo on my computer. I've made it my screen saver/wallpaper. (or It's my screen saver.)
     
  4. jtLeebs

    jtLeebs Senior Member

    USA
    English - USA
    I would definitely say "on my computer." Curiously, I'm from PA too...
     

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