Request vs command and pronoun order

Les

Kwiziq community member

19 July 2018

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Request vs command and pronoun order

in the micro quiz, the option of “por favor Marta, les trae unas copas de vino” is considered incorrect. However, it could be a request rather than a command, using a more formal 3rd person Ud form, for example, where Marta is an older person than the speaker. I consider this option as possibly correct, and certainly NOT incorrect - it just doesn’t fit with the lesson very well, but that doesn’t make it wrong.

This question relates to:
Spanish lesson "Position of direct and indirect object pronouns with infinitive/gerund and affirmative commands"

Inma

Kwiziq language super star

20 July 2018

20/07/18

Buenos días Les,

Either as a command or a formal request, you still need to place the pronoun right after the verb (as one word), so the two possible answers for this question "Please Marta, bring them some glasses of wine",

1. Por favor Marta, traeles unas copas de vino.

2. Por favor Marta, tráigales unas copas de vino.

Un saludo

Inma

Les

Kwiziq community member

20 July 2018

20/07/18

Thank you.

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