Indirect object pronouns answer the question to whom? or for whom? the action is being done.
Indirect Objects I bought that skirt for her. I gave those shoes to him. Identify the subject, the verb, the direct object and the indirect object in both sentences.
Indirect Objects I bought that skirt for her. subject verb direct object indirect object
Indirect Objects I gave those shoes to him. subject verbdirect object indirect object
Indirect Object Pronouns (English) (to or for) me (to or for) you (to or for) him, her, it (to or for) us (to or for) them
Indirect Object Pronouns (Spanish) me (to or for me) te (to or for you) le (to or for him, her, it) nos (to or for us) os (to or for you all) les (to or for them, you all)
Placement Indirect Object Pronouns, me, te, le, nos, os, and les are placed either before a conjugated verb or attached to an infinitive.
Before the Conjugated Verb: Mamá les da el dinero a Ana y José. (accompanies) Mamá les da el dinero. (replaces)
Before the Conjugated Verb Le voy a vender mi coche a Sara. Le voy a vender mi coche.
Attached to the infinitive ¿Vas a darle el libro a Elena? Sí, voy a darle el libro a Elena. Voy a venderle mi coche.
It may be helpful to make a chart.. Subject Verb What? To/for whom? Ana da un regalo a su amiga. Rosa paga la cuenta a la camarera. Rewrite using the IOP… Ana le da un regalo. Rosa le paga la cuenta.