2 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. That’s why it’s called the personal “a."
3 The Personal “a” Which one of these sentences needs an “a” ? Quiero visitar el museo.Quiero visitar mis abuelos.Quiero visitar a mis abuelos.
4 The Personal “a” The “a” doesn’t mean anything. It simply is correct grammatically to put the personal “a” before a direct object that is a person.
5 The Personal “a” What’s wrong with the following sentence? Quiero visitar a el señor López.Quiero visitar al señor López.
6 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.
7 The Personal “a”We can also use the personal a when the direct object is an animal, especially a pet.Busco a mi perro.
8 The Personal “a”We usually do not use the personal “a” after the verb tener.Tengo muchos tíos.
9 To Review…Use “a” Before the……when the…..is a ……. When the direct object is an….Not after the verb……Good!!