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DIRECT AND INDIRECT OBJECTS AND PRONOUNS ----------------------------------------------- A DIRECT OBJECT is the noun that receives action directly from a verb… I saw the movie . – Did you call Amy ? – I gave the key to David. – She already gave me the script . You can easily identify a direct object by posing the question “What?” or “Whom?” to the verb; if the sentence has an answer to either of those questions, that’s your direct object. A DIRECT OBJECT PRONOUN , naturally, is just a pronoun that takes the place of a noun. The Spanish D.O.P’s and some sample sentences: me - me Ella me llamó ayer. // ¿Me amas? te - you No te llamé. // Te amo. // No te vi anoche. lo, la - him, her, it, you (as in usted ) Lo voy a llamar. // No voy a comprarlo. // Ya la comí. nos - us Nos llamó desde México. // Ella siempre nos ayuda. los, las - them, you (plural) No los quiero. // Cómpralas aquí. // No los comas. RULES FOR WHERE OBJECT PRONOUNS GO IN SENTENCES : 1. Before a conjugated verb No los quiero . 2. Attached to an infinitive No voy a comprarlo . 3. Attached to gerund Estaba escribiéndola cuando me llamaste. (*note addition of accent mark) 4. Before a negative command No lo comas . 5. Attached to a positive command ¡ Cómpralos ! (*note addition of accent mark) ----------------------------------------------- An INDIRECT OBJECT is the thing/person to whom, for whom, at whom, of whom, from whom (or what ), etc…something is done.
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