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Unidad 4 Leccion 2. Unit 4 Chapter 2. Personal “A”. The direct object is the word that answers the questions whom? Or what? a fter the verb. Ex: pepe is reading the newspaper (what is pepe reading?) direct object = the newspaper
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Unidad 4 Leccion 2 Unit 4 Chapter 2
Personal “A” The direct object is the word that answers the questions whom? Or what? after the verb. Ex: pepe is reading the newspaper (what is pepe reading?) direct object = the newspaper In Spanish, the direct object determines whether the personal ‘a’ is necessary. If the direct object is a person, an animal, or a group of people it is preceded by the preposition a Saluda a tu tía. Veo a María y a su perro.
Personal “A” • if the direct object is not a person, a pet, or group of people; the personal ‘a’ is not used Veo la tele todos los días. (I watch TV every day.) • When alguien and nadie are direct objects, they are preceded by the personal “a” No veo a nadie. (I don’t see anybody.)
The verb conocer Conocer = (to know, be familiar with) is a regular –er verb in all forms except the ‘yo’ form No conozco ese libro. Ustedes conocen a mi novia, ¿verdad?
Stem Changing e:ie Verbs • The verb querer = to want and the verb venir (to come) are stem-changing verbs. in these verbs the stem e ie in all but the nosotros form. Querer Ellos quieren un coche nuevo. Todos queremos helado.
Stem Changing Verbs Venir= to come (which has an irregular –go ending in the yo form) Yo vengo todos los domingos.
Querer • The verb querer may be followed by an infinitive: Ella no quiere ir. (she does not want to go) ¿Quieres ser abogado? (Do you want to be a lawyer?)