Présentation au sujet: "Par Madame Cook. Look at the following sentences : Paul lance le ballon à Luc. Paul lui lance le ballon. Translation: Paul is throwing the ball to Luc."— Transcription de la présentation:
Look at the following sentences : Paul lance le ballon à Luc. Paul lui lance le ballon. Translation: Paul is throwing the ball to Luc. Paul is throwing him the ball. Notice that to Luc is replaced by the pronoun lui.
Remember the direct object is the person, place, or thing that receives the action directly from the verb. In the example, ball is the direct object. Paul lance le ballon à Luc.
The indirect object receives the direct object. In the example Luc receives the ball. Luc is the indirect object.
Le médecin parle à Pierre. Le médecin lui parle. Le médecin parle à ses patients. Le médecin leur parle. Les élèves posent les questions à leur prof. Les élèves lui posent les questions.
Notice the following : Lui is singular. Leur is plural. Lui is translated as him or her. Leur is translated as them.
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