"disto/disso" is technically "this/that". So what about a simple "it" - which is "o", right ? Wouldn't that be used in this case? Because of the "de" that "gostar" demands? Or just because you use "o" with masculine people/animals?
In other words, would this be correct / sound ok:
- As crianças vão gostar dele
if we talked about an object and not a person?
When used as "o", it comes before the verb. When you use the verb gostar, the object should go after the verb, so "disso" works better.
And yes! You can say "As crianças vão gostar dele/dela" as well =)
Awesome, thanks! So, just to be 100% sure, it's alright to say "Eles vão gostar dele/dela" even if the [grammatical] object "dele/dela" is not a person ? e.g. "A foto é bela. Eles vão gostar dela!"
Yes, that's perfectly right! But to be more natural, you could say "A foto é linda".