68 - Enrique va a comprar le unas flores a su novia....

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Object pronouns can be attached either to the end of a present participle form of the verb or to the  end of an infinitive form of the verb, as well as placed in front of a conjugated form of the verb. If you  are using two object pronouns, they will be together wherever you choose to place them.  Adding two pronouns to the end of an infinitive messes up the natural stress and requires you to add  an accent mark to the vowel before the final –  r  of the infinitive. You can add one pronoun to an  infinitive without adding an accent, but you must add a written accent if you attach two object  pronouns to the end of an infinitive. For example: 
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Unformatted text preview: Enrique va a comprar le unas flores a su novia. Enrique is going to buy his girlfriend some flowers. Enrique va a comprár se las . Enrique is going to buy them for her. You learned earlier that you must add an accent mark to a present participle if even one pronoun is added. Since a present participle ends in a vowel, even one pronoun added to the end will mess up the natural stress. So you must add an accent to the vowel before the – ndo of the gerund if you add either one or two pronouns. Melaní está ayudándome . Melanie is helping me. Mis padres están comprándomelo. My parents are buying it for me....
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2011 for the course SPAN 101 taught by Professor Oliveros during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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