"The professor includes her brother."
Translation:La profesora incluye a su hermano.
Do more research on the personal 'a' in Spanish. It definitely helps! (I'm still struggling myself with this concept)
Thanks for the "do research" nudge. SpanishDict refers to this usage of "a" as a preposition as the "con complemento directo" case.
So, if I understand this correctly, "Él la incluye" = "He includes her" - no "a" is required but if its "Él incluye a su gato" = "He includes her cat" - then the "a" is required. In http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/a this is case 8 in the second list of "a" as a preposition. Definitely not easy. It would be amazing if DL did a whole section on just "a" as a preposition.
It didn't specify that the brother was the professor's brother so I didn't know to make it feminine...
If the brother is not the professor's brother, it would be better to translate this to: El profesor incluye al hermano de ella.
...plus... professor wasn't an option so i imagine this helps determine the context, that it was her (the professor's ) brother and not Her... some student or other female's brother
DL refused "El profesor incluye al hermano de ella".
"El profesor incluye a su hermano" was suggested instead --- which could be "...his brother" or "...her brother" .
The Translation offered at the top of this page is "La profesora incluye a su hermano" which could also be "his or her brother".
What happened to all the corrections over the last five years. The quality of these exercises has gone backwards!