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The word "a" is used in different parts of a sentence.

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In the sentence "Está a dos cuadras de aquí", why is the "a" there?

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updated ABR 15, 2010
posted by sherrera

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"A" is definitely not used randomly in a sentence.

There are specific rules that guide it's usage, just like all grammar. Here is a link to a website that will help you learn how to correctly use "a" when communicating in Spanish. It is quite fascinating... link text

updated ABR 15, 2010
posted by renaerules
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It is part of the expression. grin Sometimes that is the only reason. However, I have always thought of it as "at," and it is like saying, you are at "this point" from here. Another way to think of it: In English we say, "you are two blocks AWAY from here." It's similar to that, thought the "a" isn't optional like in English.

updated ABR 15, 2010
posted by christie2
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