Pronoun placement

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Pronoun placement

My quiz included the example: 'Éramos nosotros los que llamamos a la puerta.'

Why is the pronoun positioned after the conjugated verb in this case?

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SilviaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Jack

In the sentence "Éramos nosotros los que llamamos a la puerta", the pronoun "nosotros" is positioned after the conjugated verb "éramos" for emphasis and clarity. This structure is used to highlight the subject "nosotros" (we) as the ones who performed the action of calling at the door. This emphasis is particularly important in Spanish to clarify who is being referred to, especially in a sentence where the focus is on who performed the action.

Saludos

Silvia

Pronoun placement

My quiz included the example: 'Éramos nosotros los que llamamos a la puerta.'

Why is the pronoun positioned after the conjugated verb in this case?

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