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ils lui ont donné leur nom

Andrea N.B2Kwiziq community member

ils lui ont donné leur nom

So, am I correct in saying that the indirect object pronouns, 'lui' and 'leur' are applicable to both animate and inanimate things? 

Asked 2 years ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Andrea,

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I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Jim J.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Andrea,

Both lui and leur are indirect personal pronouns and are used with animates.

Y and en are used with inanimates.

See below:-

https://www.frenchlearner.com/

"Indirect object pronouns replace nouns for verbs following by the preposition à (to or at): Me (me), te (you), nous (us), vous (you), lui (him or her) and leur (them). For example, Je parle à la fille. (I speak to the girl. I speak to her)."

"Indirect object pronouns y and en are used for inanimate things and ideas for verbs followed by à and de."

Hope this helps.

Jim

ils lui ont donné leur nom

So, am I correct in saying that the indirect object pronouns, 'lui' and 'leur' are applicable to both animate and inanimate things? 

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