Posted by Carol on .
how do I change the position of a reflective pronouns so that the clause keeps its senses.?
Example: Ellos vienen a despedirse esta noche.
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There are 2 positions with gerunds (-ndo) and infinitives. You may either put the pronouns (direct, indirect, reflexive) in front of the conjugated verb OR attached to the -ndo + an accent mark or infinitive. You do not get BOTH choices; only ONE of the 2.
Ellos vienen a despedirse esta noche.
Ellos se vienen a despedir esta noche.
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