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Pronom d'objet

French object pronouns

See also: Pronom and Pronoun Types

Object pronouns replace nouns or groups whose function in the sentence is to receive the action of the verb, to be the object of the verb.

For example:

Matilda writes to her dad. - 'Her dad' is the object of the action of writing.

->  Matilda writes to him. - 'Him' is the object pronoun replacing 'her dad'.

Note that in French, object pronouns are always placed before the verb:

Matilda lui écrit. - Matilda writes to him.

Je le vois. - I see it.

There are two different types of object pronouns: