Order of indirect and direct object

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Stuart

Kwiziq community member

27 February 2019

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Order of indirect and direct object

You have these two examples:

 Ne la lui écris pas!  (Don't write it to her!)

Ne me le donne pas! (Don't give it to me!)

I see the underline under me le but I don't know how to interpret it.  In the first example you have direct object (la) then indirect object (lui).  In the second example the reverse: indirect object (me) then direct object (le).  Is there a rule here that I'm missing?

Thank you

This question relates to:
French lesson "Using object and adverbial pronouns in negative commands (L'Impératif)"

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

28 February 2019

28/02/19

Hi Stuart, 

There is an order for placing multiple pronouns after the subject pronouns in a sentence, and it is as follows -

me , te , se , nous, vous

then,

le, la ,les

then,

lui, leur

then, 

y

then, 

en

This is not true of the imperative affirmative commands when the pronouns come after the verb, separated by a hyphen, lots of lessons on this on Kwiziq...

Hope this helps!

Stuart

Kwiziq community member

28 February 2019

28/02/19

Yes that helps a lot.  I had missed that tip.

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