Presentation on theme: "Indicates the action was performed by and upon the subject (“self”) Receives action of verb WHO? WHAT? To/for whom action was performed Direct menos teos."— Presentation transcript:
Indicates the action was performed by and upon the subject (“self”) Receives action of verb WHO? WHAT? To/for whom action was performed Direct menos teos lo, lalos, las Indirect menos teos leles Reflexive menos teos se
Object pronouns are tightly bound to the verb and must remain as close as possible The position of an object pronoun must be either 1.Directly before the conjugated verb 2.Attached to an infinitive, gerund, or command Negation cannot interfere with pronoun placement ◦ Yo no me baño. ◦ Yo nunca me baño. ◦ Yo no me baño nunca.
Pronouns cannot travel! Keep them in their grids
Reflexive objects indicate a subject that performs and receives the action and suggests the notion of “self” or “selves” Example: Marcos se ve en el espejo. Marcos sees himself in the mirror. Who is seeing? Marcos Whom did Marcos see?himself
Direct objects receive the action of the verb and answer the question whom or what. Example: Marcos pasa la sal. Marcos passes the salt. What did Marcos pass? the salt What did Marcos pass? it
Indirect objects indicate to whom or for whom the action of the verb was performed. Example: Marcos pasa la sal a Ana. Marcos passes the salt to Ana. To whom did he pass the salt? to Ana To whom did he pass the salt? to her
When a direct object refers to a person, we denote it with a “personal a” The /a/ helps us differentiate the subject and the object Example: Carmen ve Mario (ambiguous) Carmen ve a Mario (clearer) The /a/ is used with named people & animals ◦ Veo a mis abuelos ◦ Veo a Scooby Doo (un perro)