¿Sabes cómo utilizar los verbos “enjoy” y “buy” en inglés sin equivocarte?


Son dos ejemplos de cómo a pesar de profundizar bastante a la hora de hablar inglés, es muy fácil “meter la pata” con algo súper sencillo. Es imposible tenerlo todo cubierto a la hora de estudiar en inglés y un claro ejemplo es que con estos dos verbos es facilísimo cometer fallos.

El problema viene de que en castellano, no es obligatorio poner un objeto directo con estos dos verbos:

- Estamos disfrutando.
- Vamos a comprar esta tarde.

Sin embargo, si utilizáramos en inglés de esta manera los dos verbos, nos daría problemas ya que rigen un objeto directo en oraciones afirmativas, negativas e interrogativas (Yes/No questions):

- We aren’t enjoying THE PARTY very much.
- We are going to buy STEAK from the butcher’s this afternoon
- Is she buying THE SKIRT now?

Con ejemplos como éstos, no olvidaremos que cuando utilizamos estos dos verbos hay que usar un objeto directo obligatoriamente.
Sin embargo, al utilizar una frase interrogativa con el pronombre interrogativo “what”, veremos que no es necesario:
-What are you going to buy today?

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