los niños tampoco eligen a sus padres
We say, "you can't choose your family"... Great Britain.
We say that in the US as well.
As the familiar saying goes: 'You can choose your friends but not your family.'
Why is the A before in this sentence but sometimes not in others? Do you have to intentionally find something for A to be there before the direct object or something else?
It is a personal a that goes before people
That is a good link from Phillip. Quick version for the explanation. The personal 'a' is used if the Direct Object is a person or animal.
¡Sí! Es muy verdad!
Usually used when someone runs away to join the circus instead of becoming the doctor that dad wants, or just seems so different in personality to parents that it is hard to believe they are related.
The parents didn't choose their sons? also correct, or no?
No! "Eligen" is present tense, "did" is past.
yes, sons would be correct for hijos but DL may not be accept.