Use of the pronoun "a"

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Use of the pronoun "a"

Two of the examples use the pronoun "a".  For example "¿Tú traes a tus padres...?" and "Ellos traen al perro...".  Am I right in assuming that this only applies when there's a person or animal involved?  

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Dean

Yes, you are assuming correctly! It is a "personal a" case, where preposition "a" is used with transitive verbs, like "traer". This happens when the direct object is a person or an animal, not things. 

Ella trajo a su hijo. (She brought her son.)

Ella trajo al perro. (She brought the dog.)

Ella trajo las cajas. (She brought the boxes.)

We have a lesson on some common verbs using "a". Have a look here.

I hope this helps,

Saludos

Inma

 

Use of the pronoun "a"

Two of the examples use the pronoun "a".  For example "¿Tú traes a tus padres...?" and "Ellos traen al perro...".  Am I right in assuming that this only applies when there's a person or animal involved?  

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