What happens when there is more than one verb?

If the verb is followed by a verb in the infinitive, the pronoun comes before the infinitive:

  • j'aime la regarder - I like to watch it
  • nous allons vous attendre à la gare - we're going to wait for you at the train station

Before a vowel or a silent -h, me changes to m', te changes to t', le and la change to l':

  • elle m'aime - she loves me
  • je t'aime - I love you
  • nous l'avons mangé - we ate it

In the perfect tense, the pronoun goes before the conjugated form of avoir or être:

  • je l’ai vu ! - I saw it!
  • ils les ont mis dans leurs sacs - they put them in their bags

With negatives the pronoun comes after the ne:

  • je ne le mérite pas - I don’t deserve it
  • il ne la voit plus ! - he doesn’t see her anymore!
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