2 subject + verb + what? or who? = direct object The Direct ObjectA 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 object—if one exists—is easy. Just remember this simple formula:subject + verb + what? or who? = direct object
3 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.
4 Direct Object Pronouns con’t 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.
5 Things to RememberThings to Remember: The indirect object pronouns le or les change to se when they precede the direct object pronouns lo/s or la/s
6 Direct Object Pronouns In SpanishIn Englishmeteyoulo, lahim, her, you, itnosusosyou-alllos, lasthem, you-all
7 Indirect Object Indirect Object Pronouns In Spanish In English me te youlehim, her, you, itnosusosyou-alllesthem, you-all
8 Example 1Example: ¿Quién te manda flores? (who sends you flowers?) - Mi novio me las manda. (My boyfriend sends them to me)
9 Example 2Example: ¿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)
10 Examples 3 & 4Example 3Paul bought the flowers. He took the flowers home and gave the flowers to his wife.Example 4Paul bought the flowers. He took them home and gave them to his wife.