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The "demonstrative pronouns" (ese/esa/eso among others) can function as adjectives (they are attached to a noun) or as nouns (they take the place of another noun). In English a single word can fullfill both functions: I don't like this song. (adjective: 'this' qualifies the noun 'song') I don't like this. (noun: 'this' replaces some thing) ...


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There's nothing wrong with esa, and there's really nothing wrong with ese even. Because a demonstrative pronoun is used, the question is what is in the speaker's mind when they utter ese/a/o. If it's a masculine thing, like edificio, they'll use ese. If it's a feminine thing, like estructura, they'll use esa. If it can't be reduced to a simple noun, ...



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