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Direct Object Pronouns
Direct Object Pronouns The direct object is the word in the sentence that receives the direct action of the verb. It answers the question what or whom about the verb.
The direct object can be either a noun or a pronoun. Luisa is buying the blouse. noun Luisa is buying it. pronoun
Luisa compra la blusa. noun Luisa la compra. pronoun
Direct Object Pronouns The direct object pronouns can replace either a thing or a person. The pronoun must agree with the noun it replaces and it comes right before the verb.
Direct object pronouns can be used to replace direct object nouns. Singular me me te you (familiar) you(familiar) lo you (formal), him, it la you (formal), her, it Plural nos us os los you, them las you, them
Lo Masculine Los La feminine Las
The direct object noun is placed after the conjugated verb. Quiero la camisa azul. I want the blue shirt La quiero. I want it. The direct object pronoun is placed directly before the conjugated verb.
When an infinitive follows the conjugated verb, the direct object pronoun can be placed before the conjugated verb or be attached to the infinitive. Quiero comprar zapatos negros. Y los quiero comprar hoy. I want to buy black shoes. or Y quiero comprarlos hoy. And I want to buy them today.
Ejemplos Ella compró el casco. (She bought the helmet) Ella lo compró. (She bought it)
Ejemplos Compró los guantes. (She bought the gloves) Los compró. (She bought them)
Note: Remember that you must use the a personal before a direct object when it is a person. Ex: Invité a Carlos. (I invited Carlos)
Ejemplos ¿Invitaste a Juan? (Did you invite Juan) Sí, lo invité. ( yes, I invited him)
Practica… Choose the correct direct object pronoun that you would use to replace the underlined words. 1. Mateo helped me. las los me Answer: me 2. Alvaro borrowed the book. los lo os Answer: lo 3. Lorena bought the blouse. te la las Answer: la 4. We took the children to the park. nos los os Answer: los 5. We see the girls at the mall. nos las os Answer: las