OBJECT PRONOUNS - What is an object An object is the...

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OBJECT PRONOUNS IN SPANISH What is an object? An object is the noun (person, place, thing, etc.) in the sentence that has something done to it. In other words, it “receives the action or the effects” of the verb. I. DIRECT OBJECTS Direct objects are objects that directly receive the action of the verb or are directly affected by what the verb describes. Bob drinks the wine . ( the wine is the direct object) Marty kisses Barbara . ( Barbara is the direct object) Jennifer eats the cookies . ( the cookies is the direct object) Sometimes, a direct object pronoun is used to refer to a direct object such as the wine , Barbara , or the cookies . Bob drinks it . ( it refers to the wine .) Marty kisses her . ( her refers to Barbara .) Jennifer eats them . ( them refers to the cookies ) II. DIRECT OBJECT PRONOUNS IN SPANISH Observe the following direct objects in Spanish: Roberto bebe el vino . = Roberto drinks the wine . ( el vino is the direct object) Martín besa a Bárbara . = Martín kisses Barbara . ( Bárbara is the direct object) Susana come las galletas . = Susana eats the cookies . ( las galletas is the direct object) These can also be expressed with direct object pronouns : Roberto lo bebe. = Roberto drinks it . ( lo refers to el vino ) Martín la besa. = Martin kisses her . ( la refers to Bárbara ) Susana las come. = Susana eats them . ( las refers to las galletas ) These are the direct object pronouns in Spanish: SINGULAR PLURAL me you (familiar) him , her , it , you (formal) me te lo/la us you (familiar, in Spain) them , you (formal, familiar, elsewhere.) nos os los/las Other examples: Raquel me llama por teléfono todos los días. = Raquel calls me on the phone every day. David B. Roby, 2004 – [email protected] 1
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Yo te vi en la Calle Seis anoche. = I saw you on Sixth Street last night. Nuestra mamá nos quiere mucho. = Our mom loves us very much. III. INDIRECT OBJECTS Indirect objects are objects that indirectly receive the action of the verb or are indirectly affected by what the verb describes. George wrote a letter to Elaine . ( Elaine is the indirect object.) Nancy kicked the ball to Sluggo . ( Sluggo is the indirect object.) Mikey took the pen from Jimmy . ( Jimmy is the indirect object.) I baked a cake for my parents . ( my parents is the indirect object) Generally, the indirect object is “indirectly” affected by what the verb “directly” does to a direct object . Something is usually done to , for or from the indirect object . George wrote a letter to Elaine . (a letter is the D.O.) ( Elaine is the I.O.) Nancy kicked the ball to Sluggo . (the ball is the D.O.) ( Sluggo is the I.O.) Mikey took the money from the jar. . (the money is the D.O.) ( the jar is the I.O.) I baked a cake for my parents . (a cake is the D.O.) ( my parents is the I.O.) Sometimes, an indirect object pronoun is used to refer to an indirect object such as Elaine , Sluggo , the jar , or my parents . George wrote a letter
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