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Why are we saying la veste que je vous ai acheté and not la veste que j’ai acheté de vous?

Asked 6 months ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Vous is the indirect object pronoun - normal positioning of object pronouns in French. The verb form is “acheter qqc à qqn “ -to buy something from/for somebody. Yes, it’s ambiguous without context. It is never “acheter de” in French 

Position of object pronouns with verbs in compound tenses  https://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais-anglais/acheter/680

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Just a small nit-picky remark: it is la veste que je vous ai achetée. La veste is the feminine COD and precedes the participle.

De Vous ?

Why are we saying la veste que je vous ai acheté and not la veste que j’ai acheté de vous?

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