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You can't say: Él seguía a ella. ✖️ When the direct complement is a personal pronoun, like ella, you must put the redundant la before the verb: Él la seguía a ella. ✔️ If the complement is not a personal pronoun, you don't need the la: Él seguía a María. ✔️ You can also omit the complement as you guessed, but that changes the emphasis of ...


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The object pronoun her is la. If we say he was following her, this is actually él la estaba siguiendo. (was/were + -ing form is past continuous.) Saying él la estaba siguiendo a ella is redundant, because the object pronoun la tells us who we're referring to.



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