How about aider? Would one say Aidez-lui or Aidez-le? I've seen it both ways.

GayleC1Kwiziq community member

How about aider? Would one say Aidez-lui or Aidez-le? I've seen it both ways.

Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Gayle,

You cannot say 'Aidez- lui! ' as it is just 'aider quelqu'un' which takes a direct object.

So it will be:

Aidez-le!

RonC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Bonjour Gayle, Let's take a look at the rule mentioned above in this lesson: Here is the rule: - If the verb is normally followed by à + person in French (i.e. followed by an indirect object pronoun), such as in écrire à [quelqu'un] (to write to [someone]) or montrer à [quelqu'un] (to show [someone]), then you use lui or leur. - If the verb isn't followed by any preposition (i.e. followed by a direct object pronoun), such as arrêter [X] [quelqu'un] (to stop [someone]), you use le/la or les. It seems that it would be the same. Bonne chance

How about aider? Would one say Aidez-lui or Aidez-le? I've seen it both ways.

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