Eran las cartas de amor entre mi abuelo y mi abuela durante la guerra, cada uno en un bando.

PeterA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Eran las cartas de amor entre mi abuelo y mi abuela durante la guerra, cada uno en un bando.

Shouldn't it be "cada UNA en un bando" if it's referring to the cartas?

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Peter

Here "cada uno en un bando" (each one in a [different] side/bloc] is referring to her grandfather and her grandmother. The text is not talking about any specific war but this is referring to the Spanish civil war in the 30s. There were two main sides:  el bando republicano and el bando nacional

We use the default masculine "uno" when we are talking about two people, one masculine and one feminine. 

I hope this clarified it. 

Saludos

Inma

PeterA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

My mistake, I thought "each one" was referring to the letters and that bando was some kind of ribbon. Thanks.

Eran las cartas de amor entre mi abuelo y mi abuela durante la guerra, cada uno en un bando.

Shouldn't it be "cada UNA en un bando" if it's referring to the cartas?

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