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Using pronouns such as "les", "lui", "leur" (Explanation sheet)

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In this attached sheet, you will see how to choose the right pronoun to use to replace a noun in different situations.


In the previous article you understood the difference between COD and COI.


Some examples with a pronoun which is a COD :

- Using the verb "remercier quelqu'un" (to thank somebody), you can say "je te remercie". In this sentence, "te" is a direct object (COD).

- Using the verb "rencontrer quelqu'un" (to meet somebody), you can say "elle rencontre ces personnes" : "elle les rencontre". In this sentence, "les" is a direct object (COD).

- Using the verb "intéresser quelqu'un" (to interest somebody), you can say "ça m'intéresse". In this sentence, " m' " is a direct object (COD).


Some examples with a pronoun which is a COI :

- Using the verb "parler à quelqu'un" (to talk to somebody), you can say "tu parles à ton voisin": tu lui parles". In this sentence, "lui" is an indirect object (COI).

- Using the verb "plaire à quelqu'un" (to appeal to somebody), you can say "ça plaît aux visiteurs" : "ça leur plaît". In this sentence, "leur" is an indirect object (COI).


Thanks to this explanation sheet, you will be able to use the appropriate pronoun in these situations.


You will understand where we put the pronoun in relation to the verb. You will also see in which order we place the pronouns when there are several of them.


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