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Position of 'le'

Amy-Louise E.C1Kwiziq community member

Position of 'le'

This may be a stupid question but I'm confused by the position of 'le' in these two examples:
'Non, je ne le savais pas ' and 'Non, je ne sais pas le faire'
From looking at the first example I would have assumed the second sentence would be 'Je ne le sais pas faire' - please can you help?  

Asked 3 years ago
Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

If there's an infinitive, le comes just before it. If there's no infinitive, le comes before the first conjugated verb.

Je ne sais pas le faire. -- I don't know how to do it.
Je ne le savais pas. -- I didn't know it.

Amy-Louise E.C1Kwiziq community member

Amazing thank you

Position of 'le'

This may be a stupid question but I'm confused by the position of 'le' in these two examples:
'Non, je ne le savais pas ' and 'Non, je ne sais pas le faire'
From looking at the first example I would have assumed the second sentence would be 'Je ne le sais pas faire' - please can you help?  

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