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Direct Objects & Direct Object Pronouns Unidad 3 / Etapa 3
I open the book, I read the book, I close the book and I sell the book.
A DIRECT OBJECT is a noun which is directly acted upon by the verb. If you say, I see the house the house is what is seen, and is the direct object: and, I want the book the book is what is wanted and is the direct object. Often we do not say the direct object noun, but instead use the direct object pronoun. For example, if I want to say, I want the book, I might say, I want it. it in this case represents the direct object noun and is a direct object pronoun. So we can say, He has the answer. or He has it. I see the house. or I see it. He sees John and me. or He sees us. We need the records. or We need them. it, them and us replace the direct object nouns and are direct object pronouns.
Spanish does almost the same as English. In Spanish you say, Yo veo a María. (I see Mary.) María is who is seen and is the direct object noun. Or you can say, Yo la veo. (I see her) la replaces María, the direct object noun and is a direct object pronoun. Yo quiero el libro. (I want the book.) el libro is what is wanted and is the direct object noun. Yo lo quiero. (I want it.) lo represents el libro and is a direct object pronoun.
DIRECT OBJECT PRONOUNS me te you corresponding to tú lo it refers to something masc. (like el libro) him or you (formal masc.- Ud) la it refers to something fem. (like la casa) her or you (formal fem. – Ud.) nos us os you all (you plural) los them or you all when all masc. or mixed masc./fem. las them or you all when all is feminine
Name the DOP (direct object pronoun) el perrola escuelalas computadoras(a) los chicos la película los lápices(a) ellos(a) Uds.(a) Pepe, María y yo(a) ti(a) mí(a) Pepe, María y tú
PLACEMENT OF DOP 1. DOP can ALWAYS go before the conjugated verb. 2. DOP can go after and be attached to: infinitives present particples *affirmative commands