Does the verb "dire" take a direct object or an indirect object ?

ShreyA1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Does the verb "dire" take a direct object or an indirect object ?

Asked 11 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Both, actually. What you say is the direct object and to whom you say it is the indirect one. 

Je lui ai dit de bonnes nouvelles. - I told him some good news. 

ShreyA1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Merci Chris 

So in this example quoted by you ,"de bonnes nouvelles" is the direct object as it just comes after the verb without any preposition 

Am I correct ? Please justify 

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Yes, "de bonnes nouvelles" is the direct object.

ShreyA1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Merci beaucoup Chris pour votre réponse

Does the verb "dire" take a direct object or an indirect object ?

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