Direct and indirect object pronouns

Direct and indirect object pronouns

When discussing something and/or someone already referred to, we can reduce repetition by using direct and indirect object pronouns. In english we might change the phrase “I gave the book to ellen” to “I gave it to her“.

The thing (the book in this case) is known as the direct object.
Who the book is for (appears before the direct object pronoun in spanish) is the indirect object (for her). (more…)