Chercher à?

ClaireA2Kwiziq community member

Chercher à?

Isn't it understood structure "chercher à," thus an indirect object would be used? I put "Il lui cherche" on a kwizz and got it wrong. 
Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hi Claire,

the verb "chercher" takes a direct object and means "to look for".

Je cherche mes clés. -- I am looking for my keys. 

There is a version of chercher which uses an indirect object "chercher à" and it means "to have the intention". 

Je cherche à faire mes devoirs. -- I intend to do my homework. 

But this is more of a special case. When chercher is used in the sense of "to look for", it uses a direct object.

Chercher à?

Isn't it understood structure "chercher à," thus an indirect object would be used? I put "Il lui cherche" on a kwizz and got it wrong. 

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