2Direct Objects Diagram each part of these English sentences: I want that skirt.I bought some shoes.What is the subject, the verb, the direct object?
3Direct ObjectsA direct object tells who or what receives the action of the verb. To avoid repeating a direct object noun, you can replace it with a direct object pronoun (DOP). In English, him, her and it are examples of direct object pronouns.
4Direct Object Pronouns Direct object pronouns take the place of the direct object in a sentence.For example:
5Direct Object Pronouns Instead of saying,“I want that skirt,” you can say, “I want it.”The word “it” takes the place of the word “skirt.”
6Direct Object Pronouns (English) usthemmeyouhim, her, it
7Direct Object Pronouns (Spanish) me (me)te (you)lo (him or it)la (her or it)nos (us)os (you all inf.)los (them, you all)las (them, you all)
8Direct ObjectsDirect objects have the same gender (masc. / fem.) and number (sing. / pl.) as the nouns they replace.
9Placement of Direct Object Pronouns (DOPs) Direct Object Pronouns, me, te, lo, la, nos, los and las are placed either before a conjugated verb or attached to the end of an infinitive.
10Before the Conjugated Verb: ¿Cuándo compraste la falda?When did you buy the skirt?La compré hace cinco días.I bought it five days ago.
11Before the Conjugated Verb Isabel, ¿ tienes mi suéter?Isabel, do you have my sweater?No, no lo tengo.No, I don’t have it.
12Before the Conjugated Verb ¿ Compraste esos pantalones?Did you buy those pants?No, no los compré.No, I didn’t buy them.
13Before the verb or attached to the infinitive: ¿ Quieres comprar esa falda?Sí, la quiero comprar.Attached to the infinitive:Si, quiero comprarla.
14Direct Object Pronouns When the pronoun replaces both a masculine and a feminine direct object noun, we use los.For example:
15Direct Object Pronouns ¿ Cuándo compraste la falda y el vestido?When did you buy the skirt and dress?Los compré el sábado.I bought them on Saturday.