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Two Types of Object Pronouns There are two types of object pronouns: Direct and Indirect Direct Object (DO) pronouns answer the question “Who or what is receiving the action of the verb?” Indirect Object (IO) pronouns answer the question "To whom?" or "For whom?" the action of the verb is performed. It tells us where the DO is going.
Example The doctor writes me a prescription. Subjectverb What does he write? Direct object For whom does he write the prescription? Where is the prescription going? Me To Me Indirect object In Spanish this sentence would be: El médico me escribe una receta.
Indirect Object Pronouns answer the question "To whom?" or "For whom?" (to/ for) me = me (pronounced “may”) (to/ for) you = te (to/ for) him, her, it, you formal = le (to/ for) us = nos (to/ for) y’all = os (to/ for) them, you all = les Look familiar?
You have already used them! Me gustan los deportes Literally this sentence means: Sports are pleasing to me. Subject verb IO
You have already used them! le duele la garganta Literally this sentence means: (His) throat hurts (gives pain to) him Subject verb IO
Direct Object Pronouns “Who or what is receiving the action of the verb?” me = me you = te him, her, it, you formal = lo, la us = nos y’all = os them, you all = los, las We will only use me, te, and nos in this chapter.
Examples Los médicos nos examinan. The doctors examine us. Subject verb Whom or what do they examine? us “Us” or “nos” is the direct object pronoun. DO
Examples Papi, te adoro. Daddy, I adore you. Subject Subject (implied)verb Whom or what do I adore? you “You” or “te” is the direct object pronoun. DO
Did you notice? Both DO and IO pronouns go before the verb. Me, Te, and nos are the same for both sets of object pronouns The verb agrees with the subject, NOT the objects.
Look again El médico me escribe una receta. The verb matches the Subject The DO pronoun comes before the verb
Practicamos ¿____ duele el estómago? Sí, me duele el estómago. ¿Me escribes una carta? Sí, ____ escribo. ¿Por qué te da una receta el médico? Porque____ duele la garganta. Mi profesor de español ______ explica la lección porque no comprendemos la lección. TE ME NOS