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Old June 25, 2020, 05:28 AM
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Personal 'a'

Are my explanation and examples below correct?
We don’t use the personal ‘a’ in these four below, as the person is unknown, and has become ‘depersonalised’:
• Necesito una novia que siempre diga la verdad.
• Esperábamos que ella consiguiera un nuevo novio.
• El candidato esperaba hallar más personas quienes pudieran ser convencidas a estar de acuerdo con él.
• Él espera encontrar un candidato que sea honesto.

These four, are thererfore incorrect:
• Necesito ‘a’ una novia que siempre diga la verdad.
• Esperábamos que ella consiguiera ‘a’ un nuevo novio.
• El candidato esperaba hallar ‘a’ más personas quienes pudieran ser convencidas a estar de acuerdo con él.
• Él espera encontrar ‘a’ un candidato que sea honesto.

However, I noticed the following in an episode of Casa de Papel:
Nairobi says:
“Les presento al Señor Bogotá, que va a elegir ‘a’ cuatro voluntarios”.
Is this incorrect, or is it correct, and compulsory, because there is a definite number of people in front of the speaker from which to choose?

Many thanks.
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