Presentation on theme: "Direct Object Pronouns What’s a direct object?. Direct Object The direct object receives the action of the verb: I read the bookLeo el libro He plays."— Presentation transcript:
Direct Object The direct object receives the action of the verb: I read the bookLeo el libro He plays tennisÉl juega al tenis We eat tortasNosotros comemos tortas How do I find the DO in a sentence?
Direct Object To find the DO, just ask: What + verb: There’s pronouns for these, huh? I read the bookLeo el libro What do I read?¿Qué leo? The book = DOEl libro = DO
Pronouns You know that a pronoun replaces a noun (think of he, she, we) Me = meNos = us Te = you (familiar)Os = y’all (familiar) Lo/la = you (form), he, it Los/las=you, them So, how do I remember these? DO can also be replaced with pronouns, here’s how:
Direct Object Pronouns MeMy TeTia El/LaEmily NosNever OsObserves Los/LasLambs Right, like you can come up with something better!
Enter mnemonic device here: So, how do we use ‘em?
3 rules for DOPN placement: 1:DOPN is placed before the conjugated verb: ¿Quieres el taco?¡Claro que lo quiero! Do you want the taco?Of course I want it!
3 rules for DOPN placement: 2: When there is an un-conjugated verb, DOPN can be placed before the conjugated verb: ¿Quieres comer el taco? ¡Claro que lo quiero comer! Do you want to eat the taco? Of course I want to eat it!
3 rules for DOPN 3: When there is an un-conjugated verb, DOPN can ALSO be attached to the infinitive: ¿Quieres comer el taco? ¡Claro que quiero comerlo! Do you want to eat the taco? Of course I want to eat it!
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