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I'll give it to him there later?

AndyA2Kwiziq community member

I'll give it to him there later?

If : Je l'y retrouverai plus tard.

is this : I'll meet him/her there later.


then : I'll give it to him there later

should be : Je l'y lui donnerai plus tard ?

or : Je le lui donnerai là plus tard

Please explain why one is correct and the other is not.

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

Je l'y retrouverai plus tard. -- I'll meet him there later.
Je le lui y donnerai plus tard. -- I'll give it to him there later.

But, frankly, I don't think anyone would use the second sentence in normal speech. You'd probably say something like: Je le lui donnerai là-bas. Too many pronouns strung together is going to put off even the staunchest francophone.

I'll give it to him there later?

If : Je l'y retrouverai plus tard.

is this : I'll meet him/her there later.


then : I'll give it to him there later

should be : Je l'y lui donnerai plus tard ?

or : Je le lui donnerai là plus tard

Please explain why one is correct and the other is not.

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