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Page 387 Realidades 1 The Personal a
In Spanish, when there is a conjugated verb and a specific person or group of people that is not the subject follows the verb, we use an a before it. Thats why its called the personal a."
The Personal a Which one of these sentences needs an a ? Quiero visitar el museo. Quiero visitar mis abuelos. Quiero visitar a mis abuelos.
The Personal a The a doesnt mean anything. It simply is correct grammatically to put the personal a before a direct object that is a person.
The Personal a Whats wrong with the following sentence? Quiero visitar a el señor López. Quiero visitar al señor López.
The Personal a To ask who receives the action of a verb, we use A quién? A quién quieres visitar? Quiero visitar a mis primos.
The Personal a We can also use the personal a when the direct object is an animal, especially a pet. Busco a mi perro.
The Personal a We usually do not use the personal a after the verb tener. Tengo muchos tíos.
To Review…Use a Before the……when the…..is a ……. When the direct object is an…. Not after the verb…… Good!!