How about aider? Would one say Aidez-lui or Aidez-le? I've seen it both ways.

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Gayle

Kwiziq community member

19 August 2017

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How about aider? Would one say Aidez-lui or Aidez-le? I've seen it both ways.

This question relates to:
French lesson "Le, la, les vs lui, leur in affirmative commands (L'Impératif)"

Ron

Kwiziq community member

19 August 2017

19/08/17

Bonjour Gayle, Let's take a look at the rule mentioned above in this lesson: Here is the rule: - If the verb is normally followed by à + person in French (i.e. followed by an indirect object pronoun), such as in écrire à [quelqu'un] (to write to [someone]) or montrer à [quelqu'un] (to show [someone]), then you use lui or leur. - If the verb isn't followed by any preposition (i.e. followed by a direct object pronoun), such as arrêter [X] [quelqu'un] (to stop [someone]), you use le/la or les. It seems that it would be the same. Bonne chance

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

24 October 2018

24/10/18

Hi Gayle,

You cannot say 'Aidez- lui! ' as it is just 'aider quelqu'un' which takes a direct object.

So it will be:

Aidez-le!

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