Direct Object Pronouns | French Grammar Basics

Direct object pronouns in French

In French, direct object pronouns are used to replace a noun that is the direct recipient of the action in a sentence.

Here’s when and how to use direct object pronouns in French:

1. Pronouns: The direct object pronouns in French are “me”, “te”, “le”, “la”, “nous”, “vous”, and “les”.

2. Position: Direct object pronouns are placed before the verb in a sentence.

3. Agreement: Direct object pronouns must agree in number and gender with the noun they replace.

Example: “Je vois le chat.” (I see the cat.)

4. Emphasis: Direct object pronouns can be used to add emphasis to the sentence, by placing them before the verb instead of after.

Example: “Le vois-tu ?” (Do you see it?)

To get a feel for how direct object pronouns are used in French, try incorporating them into your conversations and written exercises.

With time and practice, you’ll be able to use direct object pronouns with ease.


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