"She is helping her husband."
Translation:Elle aide son homme.
Ok so vowels together are normally contracted. How come Elle aide isn't ell'aide? :D
Not all vowels can be elided.
"elle" does not need to be elided because there is no sound conflict with "aide".
Why is the sentence not "Elle son homme aide."? I thought the recipient of an action came before the verb, like "Je t'aime." What makes the verb 'aider' different?
You are not wrong, but that word order is specific to pronouns:
- elle aide son homme -> elle l'aide