Kwiziq community member

13 March 2019

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ahah, I see that a lot of people are having some trouble understanding the difference, as well as i.

I went a bit more simple, here are the sentences I'm confused with:

j'ai encore écris lui, mon prof codagej'ai de la chance parce que il a [le répondu]/[répondu lui] il y a deux jour

in the first sentence, I understand that I have to use indirect pronouns as I'm writing *to* [person]. However, this makes it kind of similar in the second sentence as he responded *to* it, but it can be easily confused with lui as I've already mentioned someone with the same type of subject? I'm just confused overall aaaa. 

This question relates to:
French lesson "Le, la, les vs lui, leur in affirmative commands (L'Impératif)"


Kwiziq community member

14 March 2019


Je lui ai encore écris. -- I already wrote him/her.

Il y a répondu. -- He replied to it.

The word order is such that lui appears before the first conjugated verb, which is different from English. In the second sentence you use the pronoun y to replace an indirect object after à. Since it is "répondre à qc", the à qc is replaced by y.


Kwiziq community member

18 March 2019


Woah, thanks! That's useful to know

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