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

Steven-W15 March 1, 2017, 1:13 pm
- 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.
 
Bueno, el hecho de que sea una mujer que le gusta salir...
ricardo-rich March 3, 2017, 4:44 am
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


 
Bueno, el hecho de que sea una mujer que le gusta salir...
Steven-W15 March 3, 2017, 7:41 am
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.)
 
Bueno, el hecho de que sea una mujer que le gusta salir...
Steven-W15 March 3, 2017, 1:56 pm
Just found it:
- Lesson 9.6. Me gustaría ir yo al jardín botánico.

The discussion thread is under Spanish - Grammara mi o yo
 
Bueno, el hecho de que sea una mujer que le gusta salir...
ricardo-rich March 4, 2017, 3:33 pm
Hola Steven,

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

Saludos,

Ricardo
 
Bueno, el hecho de que sea una mujer que le gusta salir...
the-hefay March 7, 2017, 5:15 pm
I agree with adding the "a" to this sentence. 
Bueno, el hecho de que sea una mujer que le gusta salir...

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