direct and indirect pronouns

ly fen

Kwiziq community member

30 March 2016

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direct and indirect pronouns

If in a sentence, there are a few pronouns, then how can we put them? ex : J'ai quelquels choses importantes à te dire dans mon bureau. so I should write " je les ai à t'y dire." is it right? I find out it's weird. so please, correct it for me. thanks in advance.

This question relates to:
French lesson "Position of direct and indirect object pronouns with negation"


Kwiziq language super star

30 March 2016



First, we have to correct the original French sentence.

You can't say "quelques choses" - it's either quelque chose (singular) or des choses (plural).

Second, since there are two verbs, you have to figure out which pronouns go with each verb. Quelque chose / des choses go with avoir, so le (to replace quelque chose) or en (to replace des choses) goes in front of ai. Te and y (to replace dans mon bureau) go with dire.

So the sentence with all the pronouns is either Je l'ai à t'y dire or J'en ai à t'y dire, but honestly, they both sound pretty weird. I would just keep quelque chose / des choses as a noun.

ly fen

Kwiziq community member

31 March 2016


Thanks Laura. I understand what you mean, but I often confuse, if there are several pronouns for replacing in a sentence. have a nice week.

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