"The students can't find their pens."
Translation:Los estudiantes no encuentran sus bolígrafos.
Shouldn't the translation be "The students don't find their pens."? I don't see poder here.
I used, "Los estudiantes no pueden encontrar a sus boligrafos." Please tell me why that's wrong, DL.
You don't need an "a" as that would translate to 'The students can't find to their pens'. You only use a personal 'a' when the DO is a person or a pet. Los estudiantes no pueden encontrar sus boligrafos is accepted.