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1 Direct Object Pronouns
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2 Direct Objects Diagram each part of these English sentences:
I want that skirt. I bought some shoes. What is the subject, the verb, the direct object?

3 Direct Object Pronouns
Direct objects receive the action of the verb. Direct objects respond to the questions whom? or what? Direct object pronouns take the place of the direct object in a sentence. For example:

4 Direct 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.”

5 Direct Object Pronouns (English)
us them me you him, her, it

6 Direct 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)

7 Direct Object Pronouns
The pronouns: lo – la- los- las refer to people and things The pronouns: me- te – nos – os Refer only to people

8 Placement of Direct Object Pronouns
Direct Object Pronouns in Spanish are placed either before a conjugated verb or attached to the end of an infinitive.

9 Before the Conjugated Verb:
¿Cuándo compras el boleto? Lo compro esta tarde.

10 If the sentence is negative place the no before the DOP.
¿Necesitas el itinerario? No, no lo necesito.

11 Before the Conjugated Verb
Isabel, ¿tienes mi tarjeta de embarque? No, no la tengo.

12 Before the Conjugated Verb
¿Reclamas esos equipajes? No, no los reclamo.

13 Before the verb or after the infinitive:
¿Quieres comprar esa maleta? Sí, la quiero comprar. After the infinitive: Si, quiero comprarla.

14 Direct Object Pronouns
When the pronoun replaces both a masculine and a feminine dircect object noun, we use los. For example:

15 Direct Object Pronouns
¿Cuándo confirmas la salida y el vuelo? Los confirmo mañana.

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