direct vs. indirect object

RobinA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

direct vs. indirect object

Ex. from above:  Ils ont réussi à la convaincre.  Subject They/verb succeeded - requires preposition à before infinitive verb convaincre to convince?

  I am wondering why "la" direct object is used here instead of "lui" please?  Merci! 

Asked 11 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Ils ont réussi à la convaincre. -- They succeeded in convincing her.

"La" is the direct object of "convaincre": convaincre quelqu'un -- to convince somebody.

RobinA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
merci! 
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direct vs. indirect object

Ex. from above:  Ils ont réussi à la convaincre.  Subject They/verb succeeded - requires preposition à before infinitive verb convaincre to convince?

  I am wondering why "la" direct object is used here instead of "lui" please?  Merci! 

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