Using of o

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Using of o

Can I use o instead of a in some cases? E.g. Prefieres agua o té. Prefieres ir a la playa o quedarte en casa? 

Thank you

Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Emanuel

Yes, you can use "o" although it would be a slightly different sentence:

You can say: 

¿Prefieres agua o té? 

Do you prefer water or tea?

This is as if we omitted the verb in the second part:

Do you prefer water or [do you prefer] tea?

Using "a" as in the lesson is the same as if you said in English:

Do you prefer this to that?

Do you prefer water to tea?

Prefieres agua a té?

This reflects more choosing one thing over another.

But both structures are pretty much meaning the same.

Saludos

Inma

Using of o

Can I use o instead of a in some cases? E.g. Prefieres agua o té. Prefieres ir a la playa o quedarte en casa? 

Thank you

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