Why use the pronoun, la, when the object is padre, a man?

JamesC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Why use the pronoun, la, when the object is padre, a man?

The question reads, "How would you say "The person I went to the party with was my father."

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The below answer was marked as a correct answer.

"La persona con la que fui a la fiesta era mi padre."

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Why use the pronoun, la, when the object is padre, a man?

Thank you, James

Asked 7 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola James,

We use "la" because the referent is "la persona" (the person), feminine. The word "padre" belongs to a different element in the sentence, and it is not linked to that pronoun:

"La persona con la que fui a la fiesta     -   era    -     mi padre."

Look at this other (similar) sentence, this time using a masculine referent:

"El hombre con el que fui a la fiesta era mi padre."

Because now we are using a masculine referent "el hombre" we use the masculine relative pronoun "el que".

Here is a lesson where you can see how some prepositions followed by el que, la que, los que, las que work.

I hope it helps.

Saludos

Inma

TheaC1Kwiziq community member

because the 'que' refers to 'la persona'

Why use the pronoun, la, when the object is padre, a man?

The question reads, "How would you say "The person I went to the party with was my father."

==============================================

The below answer was marked as a correct answer.

"La persona con la que fui a la fiesta era mi padre."

==============================================

Why use the pronoun, la, when the object is padre, a man?

Thank you, James

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