2Direct Objects Dissect the sentences! I want that skirt. I bought some shoes.What is the subject, the verb, the direct object?
3Direct 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.”
4Direct Object Pronouns Direct object pronouns take the place of the direct object noun in a sentence. To find the D.O. go to the verb and ask What? (or who?)
5Direct Object Pronouns How to find the Direct Object:I want to eat tacos.What do I want to eat?(I want to eat) Tacos Direct Object = TacosDO Pronoun (to replace tacos)= them
6Direct Object Pronouns (English) me you him, her, itus y’all them
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)
8Placement of Direct Object Pronouns Direct Object Pronouns, me, te, lo, la, os, nos, los and las are placed either :before a conjugated verbor attached to the end of an infinitive.
9Before the Conjugated Verb: ¿Cuándo compras la camisa nueva? La compro cuando tengo dinero.
10Before the Conjugated Verb Isabel, ¿tienes mi suéter? Do you have my sweater? No, no lo tengo. No I don’t have it.¿Compras esos pantalones?Are you buying those pants?No, no los compro.No, I’m not buying them.
11Before the conjugated verb or after the infinitive: Q: ¿ Quieres comprar esa camiseta?Do you want to buy that t-shirt?A: Before the verb:Sí, la quiero comprar.(Yes, I want to buy it)A: After the infinitive:Sí, quiero comprarla.
12Direct Object Pronouns When the pronoun replaces both a masculine and a feminine direct object noun, we use los.¿Cuándo compras la falda y el vestido?Los compro el sábado.