LUI/ ELLE: stress or indirect object pronoun after parler à?

diane

Kwiziq community member

30 August 2016

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LUI/ ELLE: stress or indirect object pronoun after parler à?

I'm glad Stuart asked this. I'm confused too. Sadly I'm no further enlightened by the answer given here. If both stress pronouns and indirect object pronouns follow structures such as 'écrire à qqn', 'téléphoner à qqn' etc., how do we know whether to use 'elle' (stress pronoun) or 'lui' (indirect object pronoun)? Grateful for more clarification. Many thanks.

This question relates to:
French lesson "Moi, toi, lui, elle, nous, vous, eux, elles (advanced stress pronouns)"

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

30 August 2016

30/08/16

Bonjour Diane,

Indirect object pronouns do not follow écrire à and téléphoner à. Once there's a preposition involved that precedes the pronoun, you automatically need the stressed pronoun.

The indirect object pronoun can *only* precede a verb, e.g., Je lui ai donné le livre.

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