Spanish Grammar Guide

Direct Object Pronouns (e.g.: me, te, nos, lo, las, etc.)

Questions about Direct Object Pronouns

Q: Why is it Él me ve and NOT Él ve me?

Object pronouns usually come before the verb in Spanish, except for in affirmative commands and optionally in compound verb phrases.

Q: Why is it Yo la quiero and NOT Yo le quiero?

Even though we say quiero a mi novia, we need to use a direct object pronoun, not an indirect one like le.

Q: Why is it Ella es simpática y la quiero conocer and NOT Ella es simpática y lo quiero conocer?

The third person pronouns must also agree in gender with the noun referred to, in addition to the number.

Q: Why is it quiero conocerla and NOT quiero la conocer?

The pronouns should not be placed in the middle of a verb phrase.

Q: Why is it están viéndome and NOT están viendome?

When the object pronouns are attached to the present participle (or affirmative commands), you must add an accent where the stress normally falls.

Spanish Grammar Guide » Pronouns
 
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