Contestar a

William

Kwiziq community member

12 August 2018

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Contestar a

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________ a vuestra pregunta.I am answering your question.HINT: Conjugate "contestar" in El Presente Continuo.

I understand the answer Estoy contestando buy why is the preposition "a" included in the original sentence. "Vuestra pregunta" is not a person. Estoy contestando a vuestra amiga

This question relates to:
Spanish lesson "Forming El Presente Progresivo with estar + gerund (present progressive)"

Silvia

Kwiziq language super star

12 August 2018

12/08/18

¡Hola William!

According to RAE (Real Academia Española), the verb "contestar" accepts both options with or without the preposition "a" even if it does not refer to a person. I hope this helps! Silvia.

William

Kwiziq community member

14 August 2018

14/08/18

I notice that asistir can also take the preposition a. Is there a list of verbs which take the preposition a in similar circumstances?

Mi jefe y yo ________ a muchas reuniones.My boss and I used to attend lots of meetings.HINT: Conjugate "asistir" in El Pretérito Imperfecto

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