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The Action of Giving explained. It's easy to say that to give something is "dative" when the definition of a dative case is when something is given, but looking at other dative verbs might help. Gustar / to please Regalar / to gift Decir / to say Apoyar / to aid Ayudar / to help Cuidar / to care Each of those verbs represents something that can be given ...


We just learned this in class. Our teacher explained that for dative case--when someone is being given something--the someone must precede the something in the sentence. So your sentence works fine without the "le": Miguel dio a su novia un anillo. However, if you moved "un anillo" before "a su novia" in that sentence, "le" would be needed to keep the ...

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