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    ok, me and *cough cough* some friends are having an argument.
    what would the the correct way to ask someone if they listen to music that's in spanish:
    "do you listen to spanish music?"
    or "do you listen to music in spanish?"
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    I think it would depend on what you were really asking. One question is stronger than the other. If the matter were whether or not you listened to Spanish styles of music, the former would be appropriate. If the question pertained to the language of the lyrics, the latter would be easier to understand.
    But I could understand someone calling music in Spanish "Spanish music" even if it were contemporary or some other style not exclusively associated with Spanish, so the first question could go both ways.
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    I just ask if they are into rock "en Espanol" Don't know if it's grammatically correct, but I've been turned on to good bands that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (TheAlphaWolf @ June 29 2005,10:40)]ok, me and *cough cough* some friends are having an argument.
    OK, since your post is entitled "Correct English", I must nitpick:

    "I and some friends are having an argument."

    Or, even better:

    "Some friends and I are having an argument."

    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (TheAlphaWolf @ June 29 2005,10:40)]what would the the correct way to ask someone if they listen to music that's in spanish:
    "do you listen to spanish music?"
    or "do you listen to music in spanish?"
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    "Do you listen to spanish music?" has the nuance that you're asking if they listen to music that is culturally spanish.

    "Do you listen to music in spanish?" makes it clear that you are asking if they listen to music, be it hip-hop, reggae, dance, or whatever, that happens to be sung in spanish.
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    I think it's "Do you listen to Spanish music?"And I agree with SarraceniaScott,it's "My friends and I..." [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] *Niki*
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    You and your friends need to go see a movie or something.

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    What would it connote to ask if someone were to listen to Hispanic music?

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    endparenthesis is right LUIS. I'm the one who asked "Do you listen to Spanish music." Though he knows what I meant, him and AE won't quit arguing about it now. I, however, have somehow managed to keep myself out of an argument that was started because of something I said. a stupid argument, by the way. :P
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