Indirect object pronoun and direct object pronoun

NicoleA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Indirect object pronoun and direct object pronoun

Why is this sentence je ferai parvenir le dossier à Jean dès que possible put the prounoun lui before ferai?


But Tuesday devrais prêter attention when ce qu'il dit put the pronoun between devrais and prêter?


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Asked 4 years ago
AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Actually it would be "Je lui ferai parvenir le dossier." as Nicole says. I think the word order in the causative (faire + infinitive) is different from other modal verbs like devoir.

https://www.lawlessfrench.com/grammar/faire-causative-2/

 

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Je ferai parvenir le dossier à Jean. -- I will get the file to Jean.
Je ferai lui parvenir le dossier. -- I will get him the file.

Lui replaces à Jean and moves to a position before the infinitive. There are strict rules governing word order in French. That's just how it is. Note that even in English, when you omit

I don't know the second sentence you refer to. Can you post it?

Indirect object pronoun and direct object pronoun

Why is this sentence je ferai parvenir le dossier à Jean dès que possible put the prounoun lui before ferai?


But Tuesday devrais prêter attention when ce qu'il dit put the pronoun between devrais and prêter?


Thanks for helping

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