May I ask this?

CaA0

May I ask this?

ll envoie les fleurs à Sophie

to 

ll les lui envoie. Why not 

ll lui les envoie 

is this totally wrong? Please clarify. Thank you. 

Asked 9 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Ca,

This is because of the order of multiple pronouns in a French sentence- 

The direct object pronouns (les) will be before the indirect object ones (lui).

Take a look at the following lesson for further examples:

[competency id=714]

Hope this helps!

CaA0

Hi, I just check that. 

 ll envoie les fleurs à Sophie 

To 

ll les lui envoie. 

ll te la envoie. 

Is the only way say this? 

is ll lui... In any situation would be wrong?

CécileKwiziq language super star

Hi Ca,

Il les lui envoie Il envoie les fleurs à Sophie

Il te l'envoie = Il envoie la lettre/le livre à toi

Il te les envoie = Il envoie les fleurs à toi

Il lui parle/envoie = he speaks /sends to him/her

Hope this helps, let me know if still unclear....

Here is a nice self contained article which explains the pronomial order in French:

https://www.dummies.com/languages/french/object-pronoun-word-order-in-french/

CaA0

Hi Cécile,

Do you mean ll lui is possible to use like ll lui parle/ll lui envoie

but if ll les lui that's the only way to explain ll envoie les fleurs à Sophie.

ll lui les, les can't be the indirect object here? 

CaA0
thanks Chris for sharing the link.
CécileKwiziq language super star

Hi Ca, 

You cannot say :

Il lui les  

always -

Il les lui ....envoie

 

CaA0

Hi Cécile, 

Merci beaucoup.

May I ask this?

ll envoie les fleurs à Sophie

to 

ll les lui envoie. Why not 

ll lui les envoie 

is this totally wrong? Please clarify. Thank you. 

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