I'm an avid user of Duolingo Spanish and I recently came across this phrase:
Ellas presentan a sus familias.
I translated it as
They present to their families but then remembered that the article
a is sometimes used in between verbs and nouns when the verb is directed to the noun. So I figured it could also be translated as
They present their families.
Though Duolingo accepted the latter translation, the comments section didn't help much with the possible ambiguity. Turning to SpanishDict's multiple translator machine, I received both translations as well as a third:
They have their family.
Could the statement actually be translated both ways in English, or are there two different ways of expressing the two actions in Spanish without having to depend on context?