INDIRECT OBJECT
PRONOUNS
Chapter 4A
1) WHAT IS AN INDIRECT
OBJECT?
It tells to/for whom
the action occurs in
the sentence.
EXAMPLE: DIRECT OBJECT
OR INDIRECT OBJECT?
My parents gave my sister a teddy bear.
DO: What did they give? A teddy bear
IO: To whom?
To my sister
2) IOP (INDIRECT OBJECT
PRONOUN)
As with direct objects, we can also use
PRONOUNS to replace INDIRECT
OBJECTS.
EX: MY PARENTS GAVE MY
SISTER A TEDDY BEAR.
Instead of saying MY SISTER, we
can say HER.
IOP= HER
My parents gave HER a teddy bear.
3) IOP IN SPANISH
me (to/for me)
nos (to/for us)
te (to/for you)
os (to/for y’all)
le (to/for him, her, you) les (to/for them, you
all (formal)
4) WHERE DOES THE
PRONOUN GO?
Same rules we learned for other pronouns
1 conjugated verb – BEFORE verb
2 verbs (conjugated+infinitive)
BEFORE 1st verb OR ATTACHED to end
of infinitive
EXAMPLE – 1 VERB
My parents bought my sister a teddy bear.
My parents bought her a teddy bear.
Mis padres le compraron un oso de peluche.
le = for her
EXAMPLE – 2 VERBS
My grandparents want to give my brother and me many toys.
My grandparents want to give us many toys.
Mis abuelos quieren darnos muchos juguetes.
OR
Mis abuelos nos quieren dar muchos juguetes.
5) ADDING CLARIFICATION
OR EMPHASIS
Read the following sentence:
Yo le di un tren eléctrico.
le = ??? To whom did I give an electric train?
*Sometime you need to add clarification for “le”
or “les”.
5) ADDING CLARIFICATION
OR EMPHASIS
a mí (to/for me)
a nosotros/as (to/for us)
a ti
a vosotros/as (to/for y’all)
(to/for you)
a él, ella, Ud., Juan,etc.
(to/for him, her, you, Juan)
A ellos/as, Uds., Marta y
Pedro, etc.
*Hint: We used these phrases last year when you learned
about “gustar”
EXAMPLE:
Yo le di un tren eléctrico.
le = ???
Add a clarification phrase!
Yo le di un tren eléctrico a Paco.
VAMOS A PRACTICAR
1) Ayer, mi mamá ____ preguntó a mí,
“¿Qué quieres para tu cumpleaños?”
Respuesta  me
VAMOS A PRACTICAR
2) Yo nunca ____ obedecía a mis padres.
Respuesta  les
VAMOS A PRACTICAR
3) Mis padres no ____ permitían a mi
hermana y a mí ir al cine sin (without)
ellos.
Respuesta  nos
VAMOS A PRACTICAR
4) ¡Ay! Hoy es el cumpleaños de mi
novio y no ____ compré nada.
Respuesta  le
VAMOS A PRACTICAR
5) ¿Qué ____ dieron tus padres a ti
para la navidad?
Respuesta  te
VAMOS A PRACTICAR
6) Tus vecinos siempre ____ ofrecían
sus juguetes a ti y a tu hermana.
Respuesta  os (España) or les
Descargar

Indirect Object Pronouns