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Direct and indirect object pronouns


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Direct and indirect object pronouns

  1. 1. French 421-422 Chapter 2 Grammar 1
  2. 2. Notre ChansonMe, to me, MEYou, to you, TEUs, to us, NOUSYou, to you, VOUSDirect Object Pronouns have LE, LA, and LES, they meanHIM, HER, IT, and THEMBUT To him, To her, To them, LUI/LEUROBJECT PRONOUNS, c’est super!
  3. 3. Qu’est-ce qu’un object direct?Direct Object Pronouns take the action of the verb. Adirect object can be a person or a thing. Direct objects answer the questions WHO (hooooo!)? WHAT? These verbs are TRANSITIVE and will be listed as vt in a French dictionary.
  4. 4. Où mettre les pronoms? NO MATTER WHICH PRONOUNS, NO MATTER HOW MANY PRONOUNSIn the present tense, put the object pronoun BEFOREthe conjugated verb.Elle regarde la télé. Elle la regarde.If your sentence has an infinitive in it for any reason, putthe pronoun BEFORE the infinitive.Elle veut regarder la télé. Elle veut la regarder.Elle va regarder la télé. Elle va la regarder.
  5. 5. …Et un objet indirect?Indirect object pronouns receive the action of the verb.Indirect objects can only be living things. French verbsthat take indirect objects often refer to giving, receiving,or communicating. Indirect object pronouns answer the questions TO WHOM? FOR WHOM? These verbs are INTRANSITIVE and will be referred to as vi in a French dictionary.
  6. 6. 2 Pronoms!?!?! C’est possible!Double object pronouns always go into the same PLACEIn the sentence, but they have their own ORDER. me te le nous la lui vous les leur y en