Shouldn't this phrase use the personal a?

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Shouldn't this phrase use the personal a?

For this question about recibir in the imperfect, I inserted the "personal a"  but it was marked wrong. Ayudame por favor!

In his small apartment he didn't receive guests. --> En su apartamento pequeño no recibía a visitas. (recibía was correct but adding a was marked wrong)



Asked 3 months ago
SilviaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Tony

In this context, the use of the "personal a" is not necessary because "visitas" is not a specific person or a pet. This preposition is typically used when referring to specific people or animals with whom there is a personal relationship.

Therefore, the correct sentence is: "En su apartamento pequeño no recibía visitas." The use of "recibía" without the "personal a" is accurate in this case.

If you have any more questions, feel free to ask!

Un saludo

Silvia

Shouldn't this phrase use the personal a?

For this question about recibir in the imperfect, I inserted the "personal a"  but it was marked wrong. Ayudame por favor!

In his small apartment he didn't receive guests. --> En su apartamento pequeño no recibía a visitas. (recibía was correct but adding a was marked wrong)



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