Small addition in the lesson

Shrey

Kwiziq community member

5 April 2019

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Small addition in the lesson

Bonjour Kwiziq Experts !

A rule from the lesson states- 

Adverbial pronouns en/y are placed after moi/toi/lui/nous/vous/leur  and moi/toi become m' and t’

Can it be elaborated by using the following- en/ y are placed after moi/toi/lui/l’/nous/vous/leur/les.

Accompagne-l’y ! -> Accompany him there ! (Here, l’ is a direct object which is better as compared to lui)

Conduis-les-y ! -> Drive them there ! (Here too, les is a direct object used instead of leur)

Just curious to know whether direct object too satisfy this rule or only indirect object pronouns could be used before en/y .

Merci encore !

This question relates to:
French lesson "Using double object pronouns in affirmative commands (L'Impératif)"

Chris

Kwiziq community member

8 April 2019

8/04/19

The adverbial pronouns en and y always come after direct and indirect object pronouns. If both of them are present, y precedes en.

Il y en a trois. -- There are three of them.

Chris

Kwiziq community member

8 April 2019

8/04/19

Here is a webpage explaining it in more detail:

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

Shrey

Kwiziq community member

8 April 2019

8/04/19

But this was not what I asked ?

Chris

Kwiziq community member

9 April 2019

9/04/19

Sorry, Shrey, I interpreted this sentence in your post "Just curious to know whether direct object too satisfy this rule or only indirect object pronouns could be used before en/y," as asking about what comes first and what second.

The two examples you give seem correct to me:

Accompagne-l'y! and Conduis-les-y!

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