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Discutir es un verbo transitivo, donde el complemento directo es el tema que se discute. Como se ve en el ejemplo del DLE, la persona con la que se discute suele venir introducida por la preposición con: Discutieron con el contratista sobre el precio de la obra Por tanto, la expresión más común y natural es, como bien dices, "no lo discuto contigo&...


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Very generally speaking, a direct object completes or specifies the meaning of the verb, while an indirect object adds a destination, a goal, someone or something towards which the action is oriented. In technical terms, an indirect object is often a recipient or a beneficiary of the action. For the most part, if a verb has only one object, it is a direct ...


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Although "lo prefiero comprar yo (mismo)" is grammatical, this flows better: Prefiero comprarlo yo (mismo). Indeed, Diccionario Panhispánico de Dudas (DPD) says here, under 3 (d): Tampoco es normal la anteposición de clíticos con verbos que expresan creencia, temor, deseo, preferencia o conocimiento, como creer, temer, desear, preferir, negar, ...


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First, as you may know, automatic translators nowadays do not so much translate but look up people's (presumably correct) translations and try to infer patterns; that is, if a lot of available materials have a final subject pronoun in Spanish rendered into English as a reflexive pronoun, the automatic translator will use that, regardless of the logic. Second,...


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