Is the contraction necessary?

DebbieA1Kwiziq community member

Is the contraction necessary?

Is it incorrect to not use the contraction in Spanish.  Whereas, in English, it is NOT incorrect to not use the contraction.  For example, "do not" is as acceptable as "don't."  Is "a el" acceptable, or incorrect?  Thank you.

Asked 11 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Debbie

In Spanish it would be incorrect to not use the contraction, so a+el is always "al" and de+el is always "del", except for a noun that uses the article as part of its name, e.g. El Escorial: "Fui a El Escorial con mi familia el sábado pasado."

Saludos

Inma

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Is the contraction necessary?

Is it incorrect to not use the contraction in Spanish.  Whereas, in English, it is NOT incorrect to not use the contraction.  For example, "do not" is as acceptable as "don't."  Is "a el" acceptable, or incorrect?  Thank you.

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