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

DianeC1Kwiziq community member

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.
Asked 3 years ago
LauraKwiziq team member

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.

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.

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