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Accessories to be determined

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I have no other context except that it is a web page describing upgrades and options.
Would "accesorios a definir" be a good translation for this phrase'

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updated AGO 12, 2008
posted by Sally

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Dunia said:

Shouldn't it be better "por determinar" instead of "por determinarse"'. Here I don't see the sense of using the pronominal verb.


Indeed. I forgot to mention that.

updated AGO 12, 2008
posted by lazarus1907
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Dunia said:

Shouldn't it be better "por determinar" instead of "por determinarse"'. Here I don't see the sense of using the pronominal verb.

I wondered the same thing. And now that you mention it, I think I agree that it sounds better without the se. As I learned it, the construction "por + infinitive" equates to "to be + past participle."

As for the rating, Sally, it wasn't I, either, but the rating is of the thread (the original question), not the replies, so Lazarus couldn't have rated himself in any case.

updated AGO 12, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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Shouldn't it be better "por determinar" instead of "por determinarse"'. Here I don't see the sense of using the pronominal verb.

updated AGO 12, 2008
posted by Dunia
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I hadn't even noticed there is a rating until you mentioned it.

updated AGO 12, 2008
posted by lazarus1907
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Thanks for your input. I used "accesorios por determinarse". Who rates the discussions? Anyone? I noticed that this one has a rating of four stars. Did you give yourself that rating lazarus? HaHa!

updated AGO 11, 2008
posted by Sally
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I agree with James: he is rightfully trying to avoid the construction "a definir" which grammarians criticize so much (it is a copy of a French structure,a Gallicism), but this use of "a" is becoming so popular, which eventually will have to be regarded as standard. For the moment it is best to avoid it if another preposition can do the same job (e.g. "por").

updated AGO 11, 2008
posted by lazarus1907
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Maybe you could say "accesorios: por determinarse." Or maybe "pendientes."

updated AGO 11, 2008
posted by 00bacfba
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