Question about use of "una"

PatiC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Question about use of "una"

Why did Kwiziq insert "una" in front of "astrónoma" but not in front of  "miembro"?


Pati Ecuamiga

Asked 1 year ago
GennadyC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Actually, nowadays, it's possible, and I didn't know that, to use feminine nouns and pronouns with "miembro". See this from RAE : 

miembro. 1. ‘Individuo que forma parte de un colectivo’. Normalmente se usa como epiceno masculino (→ género2, 1b), con independencia del sexo del referente: «La esposa de Molins [...] es un miembro estratégico del equipo» (Mundo [Esp.] 20.2.96). Pero hoy se está extendiendo su empleo como sustantivo común en cuanto al género (el/la miembro; → género2, 1a), uso que se admite como válido cuando se desee hacer explícito el sexo del referente: «EH coloca en sus listas a una miembro de Haika encarcelada por Garzón» (Abc@ [Esp.] 2.4.01).

PatiC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Actually, my question is not at all about gender. Rather, what I'm asking about is the use of the article (in this case it was "una", but it could have been "un") prior to a noun. I've not yet found a Kwiziq lesson that explains clearly when "un" or "una" should (and should not) be inserted before a noun (or a noun's modifier). I'd learned somewhere that it was not necessary to insert it before mentioning one's profession, but clearly that was NOT the case in this particular writing exercise.

Pati Ecuamiga

Question about use of "una"

Why did Kwiziq insert "una" in front of "astrónoma" but not in front of  "miembro"?


Pati Ecuamiga

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