Why no matching direct pronoun?

PippyB2Kwiziq community member

Why no matching direct pronoun?

I don't understand the first example:

                         Lo he visto a él primero, y después a ella.

I understand the 'lo' to match the 'a él', but why doesn't the 'a ella' have a corresponding 'la'?

thanks


Asked 11 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Pippy,

You could. This sentence is omitting it as there is no need to repeat it, but you could also say:

Lo he visto a él primero, y después la he visto a ella.

We are shortening this sentence to:

....., y después a ella.

It would be like saying in English:

"I saw him first, and then her." instead of "I saw him first and then I saw her."

I hope this helps.

Un saludo

Inma

PippyB2Kwiziq community member

So if there's no verb, then there's no need for a matching pronoun. Makes sense. Gracias. 

Why no matching direct pronoun?

I don't understand the first example:

                         Lo he visto a él primero, y después a ella.

I understand the 'lo' to match the 'a él', but why doesn't the 'a ella' have a corresponding 'la'?

thanks


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