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A model sentence that "got her goat"

Martha has figured out a strategy for remembering where the reflexive pronoun goes when used with the present perfect tense:  She says the phrase me he hecho, making it sound like the beating of a goat.  This strategy helps her to remember to put the pronoun  me in front of the auxiliary verb hacer.  This works for all pronouns in the present perfect tense.

"When I was first learning this, it was really difficult to remember.  So … I came up with … something that sounds a little bit like a goat bleating in the mountains:  Me he hecho.  …  It's really easy for me to … sub in the other words … when I'm using a different verb or talking from a different person's point of view."




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