Asked • 03/13/19

What is the role of the "le" in the sentence "Miguel le dio a su novia un anillo."?

The sentence: > Miguel le dio a su novia un anillo. Translates into: > Miguel gave a ring to his girlfriend. I would think that there would be no need for the "`le`", since the direct object (his girlfriend) is in the sentence. My understanding is that "`le`" is the 2nd person formal direct object pronoun and is used to replace the direct object object. Could someone explain this?

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Elijah B. answered • 03/14/19

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