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  • 10.2.1 Pretérito perfecto simple (indefinido) in Spanish [0/3]
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  • Spanish prepositional pronouns

    Prepositional pronouns (pronombres preposicionales) always follow prepositions, such as de (of), para (to, for) or con (with). 

    Example: 

    • Hice todo esto para ti. (I did it all for you.)
    • Hace tiempo que no sé nada de él. (I has been a long since I heard from him.)
    • ¡Vente conmigo! (Come with me!)

    Prepositional pronoun singular forms

    Singular prepositional pronoun English translation Example
    * me Para mí te está mintiendo. (In my opinion, he is lying to you.)
    ti you  A ti no te cae bien Carmen. (You do not like Carmen.)
    usted form. you Según usted, tendríamos que modificar nuestro plan financiero. (According to you, we should change our financial plan.)
    él him, masc. it Dejó su país por él. (She left her country because of him.)
    ella her, fem. it Salvo ella, salimos todos esta noche. (Except for her, we are all going out tonight.)
    * yourself, himself, herself, itself Trajo su maleta consigo. (He brought his suitcase with him.)

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    * and carry the accent mark.

    enlightenedThe pronoun is used instead of él, ella, ellos or ellas when the subject and object are the same person.

      Example:

    No puede hacer frente por sí solo a las necesidades de la población. (He cannot cope with people's necessities by himself.)

    Prepositional pronoun plural forms

    Unlike singular form, plural prepositional pronouns have a masculine and a feminine form.

      Masculine form Feminine English translation
      nosotros nosotras us
    Plural prepositional pronouns vosotros vosotras you
      ustedes ustedes form. you
      ellos ellas them

    Examples: 

    • ¡Vente a trabajar con nosotros(Come work with us!)
    • A vosotros no os gusta viajar. (You do not like travelling.)
    • Este libro es para ustedes. (This book is for you.)
    • Me iré a Valencia sin ellos(I will go to Valencia without them.)

    List of prepositions used with pronouns 

    Spanish preposition English preposition Example
    a to Le toca a ella. (It is her turn.)
    ante

    before, in the presence of

    Estaba ante mí. (He was in front of me.)
    de of, from Paco recibió  una carta de ella. (Paco received a letter from her.)
    con with ¿Quieres venir a la playa con nosotras? (Do you want to go to the beach with us?)
    entre  between Hay un acuerdo oficial entre vosotros. (There is a formal agreement between you.)
    excepto except Nadie los tomará en serio, excepto ellos mismos. (Nadie will take them seriously, except for themselves.)
    hacía towards Una furgoneta venía a toda velocidad hacía mí. (A van was coming towards me at full speed.)
    incluso including, even Todo el mundo me ha engañado, incluso tú. (Everybody has tricked me, even you.)
    menos except Se fueron todos, menos ella. (They all went away except her.)
    para for Este ramo de rosas es para ti. (This bouquet of roses is for you.)
    por  for Nuria dejó España por él. (Nuria left Spain for him.) 
    salvo  except Salvo nosotros, toda la clase sacó una mala nota. (Except for us, the whole class got a bad mark.)
    según according to Según ella, la mujer de Rafael se ha quedado embarazada. (According to her, Rafael's wife has got pregnant.)
    sin without  No puedes irte sin mí. (You cannot go away without me.)

    Uses and exceptions 

    Prepositional pronouns replace the noun that comes immediately after the preposition

    Example: 

    • Mauricio recibió una carta de Lara. (Mauricio received a letter from Lara.)
    • Mauricio recibió una carta de ella. (Mauricio received a letter from her.)

    Anyway, the following prepositions have some exceptions in their use: 

    1. a
    2. con 
    3. de
    4. entre/excepto/incluso/menos/salvo/según

    1. A + pronoun 

    When used with a, prepositional pronouns have the following uses: 

    • emphasizing the direct object

          Example: 

    A mí no me importa que se haya ido de España. (I do not care if he left Spain.)

    • making clear who the direct object or indirect object is

          Example: 

    - Lo dijo a ella. (He said it to her.)

    - Le gusta a él. (He likes her.)

    2. Con + pronoun

    When used with con, the pronouns , ti and appear in the following forms: 

      Con + prepositional pronoun English translation
    conmigo with me
    ti contigo with you
    consigo

    with you(form.)

    with him(self)

    with her(self)

    with them(selves)

    Examples:

    • Si quieres venirte conmigo, date prisa que ya me voy. (If you want to come with me, hurry up because I am leaving.)
    • Si quisieras, puedo ir contigo. (I can go with you, if you would like.)
    • Trajeron sus pertenencias consigo. (They brought their belongings with themselves.)

    3. De + pronoun

    The preposition de (which indicates possession) cannot be used with mí and ti

    This type of construction is replaced by the correspondant possessive adjectives (mi, tu). 

    Example: 

    • YES: Mi madre se llama Lorenza. (My mother's name is Lorenza.)
    • NO: La madre de mí se llama Lorenza. (The mother of me is called Lorenza.)

    4. Entre... + pronoun

    The subject pronouns yo and are used instead of mí and ti with the following prepositions: 

    Preposition English translation Example
    entre between Entre tú y yo, no me gusta el nuevo jefe. (Between you and me, I do not like the new boss.)
    excepto except Toda la clase asistió al evento, excepto tú. (The whole class attended the event, except you.)
    incluso including Se fueron todos, incluso yo. (Everybody went away, even I.)
    menos except Todos trabajan en Gante menos yo. (Everybody works in Ghent, except I.)
    salvo except Salvo tú, todos los chicos del barrio asisten a la misma universidad. (Except you, all the blokes in the district attend the same university.)
    según according to Según yo, Fernando está enamorado de Ana María. (According to me, Fernando is in love with Ana María.)

    Exercises

    Spanish prepositional pronoun practice quiz

    Spanish prepositional pronoun exceptions - Quiz