DOPs placed before IOPs

DonB1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

DOPs placed before IOPs

In the lesson, we read that 

3. Direct object pronouns le/la/les are placed before indirect object pronouns moi/toi/lui/nous/vous/leur

Aren't there other DOPs such as nous/vous/me/te? And do those qualify as preceding IOPs?

Thanks!



Asked 1 month ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Don, 

You might find my discussion with another student, Shrey featuring what is commonly called 'the football team'  relevant to your query -

https://french.kwiziq.com/questions/view/confusion-between-direct-object-pronouns-reflexive-pronouns-and-en-y-in-imperative-affirmative

Hope this helps!

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Don,

Order of pronouns:-

Direct / Indirect Object  --  me, te, nous, vous

Direct Object                  --  le,   la,  les

Indirect Object                -- lui,         leur 

Ideally, you would see the order more clearly if you were to create a table based on the above.

Hope this helps.

Jim

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Careful: you are confusing stress pronouns (moi, toi) with object pronouns.

IOP: me, te, lui, nous, vous, leur
DOP: me, te, le/la, nous, vous, les

Je le lui donne. -- I'm giving it to him.
Je nous le donne. -- I'm giving it to us.

Notice that the order of pronouns doesn't follow grammatical function, as in the first sentence DOP precedes IOP, whereas in the second one it is the other way around. But if you remember the order Jim mentioned, you'll be fine (le before lui, and nous before le).

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

DOPs placed before IOPs

In the lesson, we read that 

3. Direct object pronouns le/la/les are placed before indirect object pronouns moi/toi/lui/nous/vous/leur

Aren't there other DOPs such as nous/vous/me/te? And do those qualify as preceding IOPs?

Thanks!



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