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11 October 2018
Ellos proveyeron de alimentos a los damnificados.They provided food to the victims.
Where does the 'de' come from here?
This relates to:Conjugate irregular -er verbs in El Pretérito Indefinido: leer, creer and proveer (simple past) -
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Verb to provide, in Spanish sometimes admits preposition "de" as in "proveer de algo". It would also be correct if you omit the preposition though.
It is like saying in English "He provided the poor with food" where you also use a preposition "with", although a different one, or "He provided food to the poor", with no preposition.
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