Why not use elle instead of lui in the above sentence Il lui envoie deux millieurs de roses. Same for Il lui envoie deux mille rose? Are these typos?

Robin

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7 May 2018

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Why not use elle instead of lui in the above sentence Il lui envoie deux millieurs de roses. Same for Il lui envoie deux mille rose? Are these typos?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Expressing large numbers: thousands, millions and billions"

Chris

Kwiziq community member

7 May 2018

7/05/18

Hi Robin,

in French it is "envoyer quelque chose à quelq'un". Therefore quelqu'un is an indirect object and the third person singular pronoun is lui, regardless of gender.

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Robin

Kwiziq community member

9 May 2018

9/05/18

Many thanks!

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