Object Pronouns
 
 
Direct Object Pronouns

A direct object is an object which is acted on directly by verb, without being mediated by an adjective:

Direct objects can be replaced by direct object pronouns (me, te, le, la, nous, vous, les), which will agree in number and gender with the noun they replace. Direct object pronouns precede the verb in all sentences except affirmative imperatives. The reflexive pronouns (me, te, se, nous, vous) are often direct object pronouns, depending on the verb with which they are used: (See Present indicative (formation), Past participle agreement.)
 
 
Indirect Object Pronouns

An indirect object is an object of the preposition à:

In the case of a reflexive / reciprocal verb, the indirect object pronoun reflects the form of the subject: Most indirect objects can be replaced by an indirect object pronoun (me, te, se, lui, nous, vous, leur, y). Y is used as a third person pronoun to take the place of things or abstract situations. (See Y and en.) Se is used only with reflexives and reciprocals. Indirect object pronouns precede the verb in all sentences except affirmative imperatives. Note that the expressions être à, penser à, faire attention à, as well as any pronominal verb followed by à, will be followed by a disjunctive pronoun. (See Disjunctive (tonic) pronouns.)

Note that past participles never agree with indirect object or indirect object pronouns.

See Past participle agreement.
 
 


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