The position of object pronouns

The position of object pronouns - by a hyphen. The familiar...

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The position of object pronouns An object pronoun is placed before the verb to which its meaning is tied, usually before the  conjugated verb. When a sentence contains two verbs, the object pronoun is placed before the  infinitive: Je le demande . (I ask for it.)  Je ne le demande pas . (I don't ask for it.)  Il va en boire . (He is going to drink some of it.)  Il ne va pas en boire . (He isn't going to  drink some of it.)  In an affirmative command, an object pronoun is placed immediately after the verb and is joined to it 
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Unformatted text preview: by a hyphen. The familiar command forms of - er verbs (regular and irregular retain their final s before y and en to prevent the clash of two vowel sounds together. Put a liaison (linking) between the final consonant and y or en : Restes-y! (Stay there!) But: N'y reste pas! (Don't stay there!) In compound tenses, the object pronoun is placed before the conjugated helping verb: J'ai parl Nancy . (I spoke to Nancy.) Je lui ai parl . (I spoke to her.)...
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course FR 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.

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