The question reads, "How would you say "The person I went to the party with was my father."
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"La persona con la que fui a la fiesta era mi padre."
Why use the pronoun, la, when the object is padre, a man?
Thank you, James
We use "la" because the referent is "la persona" (the person), feminine. The word "padre" belongs to a different element in the sentence, and it is not linked to that pronoun:
Look at this other (similar) sentence, this time using a masculine referent:
Because now we are using a masculine referent "el hombre" we use the masculine relative pronoun "el que".
Here is a lesson where you can see how some prepositions followed by el que, la que, los que, las que work.
I hope it helps.
because the 'que' refers to 'la persona'
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