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Eso lo decide la embajadora - redundant object direct pronoun "lo"

That redundant direct object "lo" is obligatory, because "eso" is well-defined. El doblado del complemento directo antepuesto al verbo es obligatorio: A mis hijos los veo sólo los ...
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What is the role of the "le" in the sentence "Miguel le dio a su novia un anillo."?

Your sentence is an example of what is called "redundancia pronominal" or "reduplicación/doblado de clíticos": there is an object in the canonical position ("a su novia" in your case) and also a ...
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busco problemas donde no *los* hay

The pronoun los is optional in this case. It's not really redundant because the impersonal form of haber normally takes a direct object. The form without the pronoun is elliptical: the pronoun is ...
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Purpose of redundant pronoun in "Yo los escogí azules"

I would say they are definitely redundant, which is not to say that they are meaningless. It's hard to pinpoint it exactly but I think it has to do with definiteness. ... zapatos de gimnasia. ...
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¿Se debe poner un "ni" antes de cada elemento de una enumeración?

No, no y no. Dice el DPD en su artículo coma: 1.2. Para separar o aislar elementos u oraciones dentro de un mismo enunciado 1.2.1. La coma separa los elementos de una enumeración, siempre que estos ...
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busco problemas donde no *los* hay

It may sound redundant –being optional, as the sentence would be still be understood without it– but having the pronoun (los) in place helps get the point across more effectively. There are other ...
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Eso lo decide la embajadora - redundant object direct pronoun "lo"

Let's consider what the sentence would look like without the object pronoun "lo": Eso decide la embajadora. When the listener hears the beginning of that sentence, "Eso decide," it gives the ...
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What is the role of the "le" in the sentence "Miguel le dio a su novia un anillo."?

As a native speaker, you could say Miguel dio un anillo a su novia, but it sounds weird or strange. If you think deeply the meaning of Miguel le dio un anillo, I would ask to whom? and you would say a ...
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¿Es incorrecto decir que algo se remonta años atrás?

No creo que ese "atrás "sea redundante necesariamente en todos los casos, si no una manera de aclarar "desde donde" se remonta o desambiguar posibles acepciones de "remontar&...
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¿Es incorrecto decir que algo se remonta años atrás?

No veo que sea redundante porque la definición de remontar no determina un marco de tiempo exacto. Si remontar es «Retroceder hasta una época pasada» dicha época puede ser «años atrás», «décadas ...
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Purpose of redundant pronoun in "Yo los escogí azules"

The original text in English: So then we went to the shoe store to buy some sneakers. Anthony chose white ones with blue stripes; Nick chose red ones with white stripes. I chose blue ones with red ...
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