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When can we make a sentence without a pronoun ???

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Hey guys, I'd like to know When can we make a sentence without a pronoun like :- 1- Somos mujeres. 2- bebo liche. Gracias

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/ElimGarak

Generally one can usually get away with it because the word implies the pronoun. So in a sentence like 'Bebo leche.' the 'yo' is implied and not required. But in sentences with third person use, it's usually added for clarity: "Bebe leche" is ambiguous - it's unclear who does the action because it could be referring to 'he' or 'she' or 'you' (formal), so the pronoun is usually added: "Ella bebe leche."

3 years ago

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Then, Ustedes comen manzanas. is a direct object but, comen manzanas is indirect object because, we don't who is eating the apples. and we know the pronoun according to the verb conjugation, Am I right???

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/b05aplmun.ca
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"Manzanas" would be the direct object in both sentences and it has no bearing upon whether or not the subject of the sentence is explicitly spelled out.

For many forms of the verb, the subject of the sentence ("yo" or "tĂș," for example) is established by the verb conjugation. For other forms of the verb, the subject is not clear, because the verb is the correct form for a number of possible subjects (for instance, "ellas"/"ellos"/"ustedes"/"los animales"/"los doctores," etc.). In those cases, you would generally explicitly state the subject for clarity. Once you've established what the subject is, however, you can quite reasonably revert to leaving the subject out. ("Ellas caminan a la tienda. Entonces compran comida."

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gabzerbinatoEng
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"Comen manzanas" is ambiguos, because it can be refering to Ellos/Ellas, or Ustedes.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ElimGarak

Actually, I don't know. I'm a whole lot better at Spanish than I am at grammar terms.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rocko2012
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Using pronouns can change the meaning of the sentence some what. For example a person may say "nosotras somos mujeres" to emphasize "WE are women (and you are not)".

3 years ago