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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nortyy

Indirect and Direct object pronouns.

Hello,

So I am currently struggling to remember how to use both indirect and direct pronouns correctly within a sentence.

In order to get straight to the point, I understand what they mean but I am having a hard time remembering where they're placed within a sentence.

If I wanted to say something generic like: "I did not tell them" would I just be able to say-- "(Yo) no les dijé"

What happens if I want to say something like: "Can you do it" Would I just be able to say this-- "(Tu) lo puedes hacer" or "puedes hacerlo"

May 9, 2018

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Chilotin

You are right. "Tú lo puedes hacer" or "You can do it" has only 2 participants: the agent ("you") and the direct object ("it"), the speaker is not part of the sentence.

May 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nortyy

Does this make sense structurally? “Cómo les lo afectó”

May 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MemeMcQueen116

The way I see that is "How did it it affect them". You don't need to use the "lo" as it's implied in the "afectó" here.

May 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nortyy

Alright, thanks for the help. I have a spanish presentation about natural disasters (thus the sentence).

May 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Regina454547

I use StudySpanish.com. The grammar section is FREE very well laid out and the explanation clear and simple and are followed by a simple quiz that just tests ONLY THE CONCEPT PRESENTED in the lesson. There's more content you can access through paid subscription but I've found the free content a great companion to Duolingo. As I've said in my other post, I know Duolingo expects you to "sense" the patterns through repetition, but my 60 year old mind is not as nimble as younger students. I just was getting nowhere but frustrated.

May 10, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/spiceyokooko

Curious that you're using verb past tenses and direct and indirect pronouns when you haven't even got to or done those lessons in your tree.

May 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nortyy

I never use doulingo. I take spanish through my school. I just like to use doulingo for its forums and that's about it.

May 9, 2018
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