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Old February 27, 2010, 11:42 PM
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Personal "a"

Hola , sé que se usa sin falta la "a" personal cuando el objeto directo es un humano, ya estoy casi completamente seguro de las pandas de humanos como "el equipo", "la panda", "ejército de tierra", ect. necesitan la "a" personal, no?

No se lo digas al ejército de tierra
No le gustan los gatos a esa panda
ect.
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Old February 28, 2010, 12:53 AM
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Bob, neither sentence you proposed contains a personal 'a'. The 'a' is the preposition used to introduce the indirect object. It is always needed, if the indirect object is stated.

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Old February 28, 2010, 06:10 AM
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Bob, neither sentence you proposed contains a personal 'a'. The 'a' is the preposition used to introduce the indirect object. It is always needed, if the indirect object is stated.

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et cetera (etc.)
Huy! Rusty, como dijiste los he mezclado, (mixed them , the direct and indirect objects)

Quise pedir sobre esos casos con la "a" personal...

Veo al equipo
Llamaste a la panda
Conozco al ejército de tierra

Me parece correctos, pero a menudo me ha traicionado la razón

PD gracias por la corrección, lo había escrito así por muchos años!
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Old February 28, 2010, 08:24 AM
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The last examples you posted are using a personal 'a' because the collective noun represents a group of human beings.
A personal 'a' may be used with pets, too (in case you didn't know), but not with other animals. If you want to personify something, like your country, that can also be preceded by the personal 'a'.
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Old February 28, 2010, 08:29 AM
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The last examples you posted are using a personal 'a' because the collective noun represents a group of human beings.
A personal 'a' may be used with pets, too (in case you didn't know), but not with other animals. If you want to personify something, like your country, that can also be preceded by the personal 'a'.
Muchas gracias por aclararlo, y decirme sobre los otros casos en los que se usan la "a" personal
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.. una última cosa..

La "a" nunca se usa con tener, ¿verdad?
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A veces sí:

Me gusta tener a María como amiga.
Siempre tengo al vecino metido en casa.
Tenga a bien contestarme (dígnese a contestarme).
No tengo a nadie en el mundo.
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Bueno, lo entiendo , muchas gracias!
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I'm just now seeing this thread, so I should have posted my other question about "tener" here.

I have another question about the "a". I am looking at the following sample sentence in a section on indirect objects: "El chico comprará ese libro a su padre." Why is it "a" and not "para"?

And another: "La bolsa de valores disminuyó el capital a los inversores." Why "a" instead of "para"?
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