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Indirect object pronouns - lui, leur…

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This Revision Bite will give you practice in using indirect object pronouns lui, leur… in French.

Replacing nouns

Indirect object pronouns replace the names of people or nouns that come after the preposition à (to).

The indirect object pronouns are:

  • me (to me) - or m'
  • te (to you) - or t'
  • lui (to him/to her)
  • nous (to us)
  • vous (to you)
  • leur (to them)

These pronouns go before the verb:

  • Paul me/te/lui/nous/vous/leur parle
  • Je lui ai dit de partir (I told him/her to go)

Lui replaces masculine or feminine nouns in the singular form:

  • Je parle à Paul (I'm talking to Paul) --> Je lui parle (I'm talking to him)

Leur replaces masculine or feminine nouns in the plural form:

  • J'écris à mes parents (I'm writing to my parents) --> Je leur écris (I'm writing to them)

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