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

Shrey

Kwiziq community member

21 December 2018

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

Chris

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22 December 2018

22/12/18

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. 

Shrey

Kwiziq community member

22 December 2018

22/12/18

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 

Chris

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23 December 2018

23/12/18

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

Shrey

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23 December 2018

23/12/18

Merci beaucoup Chris pour votre réponse

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