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Personal Preposition Confusion

Why is "tenemos hijos" correct and "tenemos a hijos" incorrect?

July 11, 2012

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You have a good point, "tenemos a un hijo" seems like it should be correct, because of the personal "a".

Basically, it's an exception to the rule. "Tener" usually doesn't have the personal "a".

http://spanish.about.com/cs/grammar/a/personal_a.htm

July 12, 2012
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