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Old May 01, 2019, 03:19 AM
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Personal ‘a’

Which from each of these pairs below is the correct option?
Are both options correct in any case?

• He llamado a la agencia de viajes / He llamado la agencia de viajes.
• He llamado al agente de viajes / He llamado el agente de viajes.
• Voy a llamar al operador turístico / Voy a llamar el operador turístico
• Voy a pagar al hombre / Voy a pagar el hombre
• Voy a llamar al taxi / Voy a llamar el taxi (I’m sure I've heard both of these)

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Old May 01, 2019, 03:55 AM
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Not necessarily personal "a"s.

Voy a pagar al hombre (better "le voy a pagar al hombre") = I'm gonna pay him
Voy a pagar el hombre = I'm gonna pay for him (suitable when calling an agency while organizing a bachelorette party )

He llamado a la agencia de viajes ---> and they've answered
He llamado la agencia de viajes ---> and they've come
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