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Example 6: Je LEUR lis une histoire...

Prashanth

Kwiziq community member

8 December 2016

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Example 6: Je LEUR lis une histoire...

Does this mean "lire" is a verb for which "à" is commonly applied? Or is it in this case that the full sentence would be "Je lis une histoire à mes enfants", and hence the usage of "leur" is warranted?

This relates to:
Replacing people with lui, leur = him, her, them (indirect object pronouns) -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

8 December 2016

8/12/16

Bonjour Prashanth !

It's the second case: the structure is "lire à ".

À bientôt !

Alvin

Kwiziq community member

4 January 2018

4/01/18

Hi Aurélie,
I know this is an old question but I would like to get some clarification. Based on your response to Prashanth's question does that mean the proper way to say "I read them a story" is "Je les lis une histoire." ?

Thanks,
Alvin

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