How is it "lui" here? Please help

RakhimA2Kwiziq community member

How is it "lui" here? Please help

Qu'est-ce qui est arrivé à Elsa ? - Tom ________a volé ses bonbons !The correct answer is LUI, I marked La 

Tom has stolen "her" chocolates (la)Tom has stolen "to her" chocolates (LUI)

Please help me

Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

It is voler quelque chose à quelqu'un. In the example you cite, ses bonbons is the direct object and lui (replacing à Elsa) is the indirect object.

You can't translate à as "to". There is no one-to-one correspondence of the French à to a single English preposition.

RakhimA2Kwiziq community member

Thank you so much!after your reply I was able to make sense of it, I also found more here

https://www.wordreference.com/fren/voler

How is it "lui" here? Please help

Qu'est-ce qui est arrivé à Elsa ? - Tom ________a volé ses bonbons !The correct answer is LUI, I marked La 

Tom has stolen "her" chocolates (la)Tom has stolen "to her" chocolates (LUI)

Please help me

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