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Direct Object Pronouns Didi
The Direct Object A direct object will follow a transitive verb [a type of action verb]. Direct objects can be nouns, pronouns, phrases, or clauses. If you can identify the subject and verb in a sentence, then finding the direct objectif one existsis easy. Just remember this simple formula:transitive verbaction verb nounspronounsphrasesclausessubjectverb subject + verb + what? or who? = direct object
Direct Object Pronouns First of all you must remember that a direct object in a sentence is the person, event or thing affected by the verb. The main difference between the use of the direct object pronouns in Spanish and English is their placement.
Direct Object Pronouns cont While in English they substitute the direct object (and its article) and are placed where the original object was, in Spanish this pronoun is placed in front of the verb, replacing also any article used with the object previously.
Things to Remember Things to Remember: The indirect object pronouns le or les change to se when they precede the direct object pronouns lo/s or la/s
Direct Object Direct Object Pronouns In SpanishIn English me teyou lo, lahim, her, you, it nosus osyou-all los, lasthem, you-all
Indirect Object Indirect Object Pronouns In SpanishIn English me teyou lehim, her, you, it nosus osyou-all lesthem, you-all
Example 1 Example: ¿Quién te manda flores? (who sends you flowers?) - Mi novio me las manda. (My boyfriend sends them to me)
Example 2 Example: ¿Les mandaste las invitaciones a los niños? (Did you send the invitations to the children?) -Sí, hoy se las mandé. (Yes, I sent them to them today )
Examples 3 & 4 Example 3 Paul bought the flowers. He took the flowers home and gave the flowers to his wife. Example 4 Paul bought the flowers. He took them home and gave them to his wife.