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OBJETIVO To learn how to use direct object pronouns (DOPs) correctly
What are they? the words : me you it him her us them When these words are the object of the main verb
I love cheese verbsubject the person/ thing doing the action object the person/ thing to which the action is done
we hate fish verbsubject the person/ thing doing the action object the person/ thing to which the action is done
Direct object pronouns are used all of the time to avoid repetition. Eg. Do you like meat? No, I hate it I hate it object of the verb hate pronoun (replaces noun meat)
Direct object pronouns are used all of the time to avoid repetition. Eg. Do you watch films? Yes, I watch them every week-end I watch them object of the verb watch pronoun (replaces noun films)
me teyou lohim/it (you formal) laher/it (you formal) nosus osyou losthem (you formal) lasthem (you formal) Direct Object Pronouns
Using DOPs ¿Ves la tele? 1 Find the object 2 Work out what the DOP is.. la 3 Put the DOP immediately BEFORE the verb Sí, la veo
Using DOPs with infinitives No puedo ver el hombre 1 Find the object 2 Work out what the DOP is.. lo 3 Put the DOP immediately BEFORE the conjugated verb No lo puedo ver 4 Alternatively, tag the DOP on to the END of the infinitive No puedo verlo
Here are examples of the direct object pronoun attached directly to the infinitive: Quiero verlo. I want to see it. Debemos comprarlo. We should buy it. María debe visitarnos. Mary should visit us. Juan necesita lavarlo. John needs to wash it Using DOPs with infinitives
The same thing happens with questions…. 1 Either tag the DOP to the infinitive OR… 2 Put the DOP immediately BEFORE the conjugated verb ¿Lo debemos comprar? ¿Debemos comprarlo?
Using DOPs You have actually been using a DOP for some time, without knowing it!! ¡Lo pasé bomba!
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