Personal "a" in this text.

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Personal "a" in this text.

Just a query.. why is it " tenemos que conocer nuestras emociones" (no "a"), but "para poder controlar a estas" (with the personal "a") in the same sentence referring to the same object? Is this inconsistency typical of conversational speech?

Asked 4 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola David

Technically this should say "controlar estas" as that "a" would only be necessary if the object is a person, which is not the case as we are talking about "emociones".

We'll change the audio accordingly as soon as possible.

It's one of those things that you might say in a relaxed conversation, but if we want to be very accurate (and we like that) we shouldn't. 

Saludos

Inma

Personal "a" in this text.

Just a query.. why is it " tenemos que conocer nuestras emociones" (no "a"), but "para poder controlar a estas" (with the personal "a") in the same sentence referring to the same object? Is this inconsistency typical of conversational speech?

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