contractions - No, el libro es de la profesora. No, the...

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When a or de precedes the definite article el , the two words combine to form a contraction. That is, two words become one. a + el = al de + el = del A + el is always contracted. Incorrect: ¿Llevas a el hermano de Raúl? Correct: ¿Llevas al hermano de Raúl? De + el is always contracted. Incorrect: ¿El libro es de el profesor? Correct: ¿El libro es del profesor? De + la, de + las, de + los, a + la, a + las, and a + los are never contracted. ¿Llevas al hermano de Raúl? Are you taking Raul's brother? No, llevo a las hermanas de Pilar. No, I'm taking Pilar's sisters. ¿El libro es del profesor? Is the book the profesor's?
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Unformatted text preview: No, el libro es de la profesora. No, the book is the profesor's (fem). Remember the difference between el and l. The pronoun (l) does have a written accent and means "he." The definite article (el) does not have a written accent and means "the." el libro / the book l come / he eats Only the definite article (el) is contracted. The pronoun (l) is not. La Casa Blanca es la casa del presidente. The White House is the president's house. Es la casa de l. It's his house. A l no le gusta fumar. He doesn't like to smoke....
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