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Bueno, el hecho de que sea una mujer que le gusta salir...

Steven-W15

- Well, the fact that I’m an outdoorsy woman...

As a reflex, I stick an "a" in there: ...de que sea una mujer a que le gusta salir...
Is the phrase correct as is? Do we vote on it? ¿Solicitamos el Real Academia Española? It seems I remember a similar case here in the forum where we all agreed that the phrase was wrong.
 

ricardo-rich

Hola Steven,
I'm not understanding the use of the subjunctive "sea" here. Could you post the entire sentence?  To my ear, a que sounds right. I don't remember the case   that the phrase was wrong and would appreciate a reference.

Gracias,
Ricardo


 

Steven-W15

Hola Ricardo,

The text comes from 4.1 Swimming with Sharks (Spanish Travelogue). Here it is in its entirety:
Bueno, el hecho de que sea una mujer que le gusta salir no significa que sea experta sobre todas las criaturas de la tierra.

I look forward to your follow-up.

Saludos,

Steven

p.s. There was a discussion from way back (2 years ago?) but refreshed about a month ago regarding a different phrase where "a" wasn't included in the phrase. I couldn't seem to bring it up using a word search. I remember Dan and the-hefay were part of the discussion - maybe they will remember. (I remember it being in the second course and it was part of the main dialogue.)
 

Steven-W15

Just found it:
- Lesson 9.6. Me gustaría ir yo al jardín botánico.

The discussion thread is under Spanish - Grammara mi o yo
 

ricardo-rich

Hola Steven,

Got it! Thanks!  Oh yeah, that incorrect use of "yo", RS never addressed that.

Saludos,

Ricardo
 

the-hefay

I agree with adding the "a" to this sentence. 

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