Position of object pronouns with verbs in simple tenses

Look at these examples:

Tu parles à ta soeur. Tu lui parles.
You talk to your sister. You talk to her.

Nous détestons cet homme. Nous le détestons.
We hate that man. We hate him.

Marc regarde la télé. Marc la regarde.
Marc is watching telly. Marc is watching it.

Les enfants aiment la musique. Les enfants l'aiment.
The children love the music. The children love it. 

When object pronouns are used in a sentence with a conjugated verb, they are placed between the subject and the conjugated verb.

 

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Les enfants aiment la musique. Les enfants l'aiment.
The children love the music. The children love it. 


Marc regarde la télé. Marc la regarde.
Marc is watching telly. Marc is watching it.


Tu parles à ta soeur. Tu lui parles.
You talk to your sister. You talk to her.


Nous détestons cet homme. Nous le détestons.
We hate that man. We hate him.



Q&A

Ann

Kwiziq community member

5 December 2018

1 reply

I have been taught that parler à someone is an exception on word order and it is correct to say Je parle à lui. This is stated as incorrect in yours

Chris

Kwiziq community member

5 December 2018

5/12/18

I have only ever heard: je lui parle.

But, of course, it is je pense à toi and never je te pense.

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