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1 Spanish Indirect Object Pronouns Personal Pronouns- the basics

2 Indirect Object Pronouns An Indirect Object Pronoun or an IOP just stands for a person, or maybe a pet, in most cases. This person is receiving action from the verb. This person can be benefiting form the verbs situation. Remember-- the IOP is a person most of the time.

3 Le presto cien dólares a Miguel. Im lending a hundred dollars to Michael. Le dice a Paulina. He says to Paulina. Le damos un regalo a Elena. We are giving a gift to Elena.

4 Le presto cien dólares a Miguel. Who is doing the action? YO Le dice a Paulina. Who is doing the action? EL O ELLA Le damos un regalo a Elena. Who is doing the action? NOSOTROS Go to the Verb First! The central meaning of the sentence is in the verb.

5 THE IOP- me, te, le, nos, os, or les can be used with its PERSON. OR-- The IOP can be used without its PERSON. Le presto cien dólares a Miguel. Le presto cien dólares. Le dice a Paulina. Le dice algo. Le damos un regalo a Elena. Le damos un regalo.

6 People (IOP) + Verb me dice te da le invitamos nos ayuda les cuento ¿Qué significa en inglés? What does it mean in English?

7 me dice te da le invitamos nos ayuda les cuento He or She is telling me. He or she is giving you.. We invite him. He or She helps us. I tell them.

8 Take-Aways So, what are the main TAKE AWAYS about Spanish Indirect Object Pronouns? An IOP is a person The IOP- person receives action or something from the verb or Subject. Go to the VERB for the central meaning. The IOP goes in front, or to the left, of a conjugated verb.


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