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How do you say 'it' as the object of a preposition. I am reading a story about a cat drinking from a special plate. How would I say, "He is accustomed to drinking from it (el plato)"'

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updated FEB 3, 2009
posted by barbara4

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"...comer de ello" would probably sound too artificial and affected.

updated FEB 3, 2009
posted by lazarus1907
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Gracias, James. I thought that is what it should be but I was wondering if it should be él or ello.

James Santiago said:

In that case "it" would be él or ella, depending on the gender of the noun. Of course, sometimes the Spanish grammar is different from the English, and it is unnecessary to express the pronoun this way.

Está acostumbrado a beber de él (del plato).

Naturally, if the above is used, the reader must be able to infer what the pronoun refers to, from previous context.

You could also use eso or ese.

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updated FEB 3, 2009
posted by barbara4
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In that case "it" would be él or ella, depending on the gender of the noun. Of course, sometimes the Spanish grammar is different from the English, and it is unnecessary to express the pronoun this way.

Está acostumbrado a beber de él (del plato).

Naturally, if the above is used, the reader must be able to infer what the pronoun refers to, from previous context.

You could also use eso or ese.

updated FEB 3, 2009
posted by 00bacfba