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use of pronouns

Since the verb form denotes the person why do we still have to use the pronoun - e.g. why do I have to say nosotros encontraremos when contraremos is the first person plural form? Thanks nonaanne

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/ErikBoyle
ErikBoyle
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The short answer: you don't. Most of the time, people don't use the pronouns (there are a couple of ambiguous cases), and they're not grammatically necessary.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rocko2012
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They can also be used to emphasize who does something. WE will find the gold (you will not). I assume you would put more vocal stress on "nosotros" if you meant it that way.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Resonance2001

Using the subject pronoun either places stress on it or it clarifies ambiguity (like in the subjunctive) but is rarely used generally. If you're interested, I made a video about remembering the Spanish pronouns https://youtu.be/t04qj_Su38M

3 years ago