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According to Merriam Webster: Definition of ETHICAL DATIVE : a colloquial use of the dative of a pronoun for a person to whom it imputes a vague concern with the matter in question Spanish has something similar but not for first person, which explains the OP's confusion as he only came up with first person examples. As said in the examples, the ...


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Basically, it means, "you could ask one of them to follow/track her, but they couldn't see her" As you can see, we are referring to "her" twice, so we have used the pronoun la twice for it in the original sentence. In your example there is a couple of subordinate sentences (introduced by those "que"). Podías decirle a uno de ellos que la siguieran pero ...


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The verb presentar means to introduce the direct object, generally to the indirect object. In your example, te could be either a direct or an indirect object. If the sentence had a direct object with it (te presento mi libro or te lo presento) then we'd know for sure it's functioning as an indirect object. Likewise, if it as an indirect object (ye presento ...



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