39 - Personal a Personal Grammar essential #39 Personal a...

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Unformatted text preview: Personal a Personal Grammar essential #39 Personal a Personal Personal a does not exist in English. It is not hard to use or to understand the It rules of how to use it. rules The hard part is remembering to use a The personal a because it does not occur in translation. translation. Personal a Personal Personal a is used in front of any direct Personal object that is a person or a domesticated pet (dog or cat). pet I read the book. read Direct object is book, is it a person or a pet? NO!!! Yo leo el libro. I see María. Direct object is María, is it a person or a pet? YES!!! Yo veo a María. Personal a Personal You have to have an object in order to You have a personal a. In order to have an object, the verb has to In be an action verb (opposed to a linking verb). verb). If you don’t have an action verb, you will If not have a personal a. not Personal a Personal Personal a will never follow any forms of Personal the verbs tener, estar, and ser. the If it has any of the 3 conjugated, there will If not be a personal a. not Personal a Personal Examples They watch the children. Ellos miran a los niños. I see him in the park. Yo veo a él en el parque. I have the dog. Yo tengo el perro. I teach the boy. Yo enseño al niño. ...
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course SPAN 103 taught by Professor Dr.lopez during the Winter '11 term at BYU.

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