Unless I'm mistaken (which is very possible), "Cette écharpe lui va" would be a correct way to say "This scarf suits them" because it's not clear from the English sentence if "them" is plural (group of people) or singular (someone whose gender isn't known/specified), right? Or is that too much of Anglo interpretation?
The correct answer was listed as "Cette écharpe leur va".
-> one individual (him or her depending on the context)
-> a group of people
Both pronouns are indirect object pronouns here: aller à [quelqu'un] (indirect object pronoun) = to suit [someone] (direct object pronoun)
Take a look here: Using lui/leur = him or her/them (French Indirect Object Pronouns)
I hope this is helpful.
Bonne journée !
The text, in making reference to "them" tells us that the reference is to the third person plural.
The verb form is aller à = to suit, therefore the third person plural will take an indirect object pronoun leur -- "cette écharpe leur va".
"them" is the object of the preposition à in the expression aller à (suits them) and is indirect with respect to the verb.
Hope this helps.
If I understand your question correctly, you're wondering whether "them" is the impersonal pronoun, which can also stand for a single person of unspecified gender. In this case, you would, indeed, use lui in French. If "them" refers to a group of people, you'd use leur.
That said, in the context of this lesson and sentence, it would be an overinterpretation to assume "them" to be the impersonal gender. Hence, the correct answer uses lui.
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