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Grammar Tips: Spanish use of the personal a

In Spanish, the preposition a is placed in front of a noun or pronoun that refers to a specific person or persons functioning as the direct object of the sentence. Remember, the direct object is that which receives the action of the verb directly.

For example, in the following sentence Sandra is the subject and Miguel is the direct object.

Sandra sees Miguel.                                                   Sandra vee a Miguel.

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