Using different types of pronoun together - Easy Learning Grammar French
- Sometimes you find a direct object pronoun and an indirect object pronoun in the same sentence.
- He gave me (indirect object) them (direct object).
- He gave them (direct object) to me (indirect object).
- When this happens in French, you have to put the indirect and direct object pronouns in a certain order.
|Dominique vous l’envoie demain.||Dominique’s sending it to you tomorrow.|
|Il te les a montrés?||Has he shown them to you?|
|Je les lui ai lus.||I read them to him/her.|
|Ne la leur donne pas.||Don’t give it to them.|
|Elle ne m’en a pas parlé.||She didn’t speak to me about it.|
- If a direct and an indirect object pronoun are used in the same sentence, you usually put the indirect object pronoun before the direct object pronoun.
- With lui and leur, this order is reversed and you put the direct object pronoun before the indirect object pronoun.