Concept Test #51 – Direct Object Pronouns

http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/pro5.html

Rewrite the following sentences, replacing the words in capital letters with a correct direct object pronoun: le, la, les. Modèle: Tammy cherche TEX. Tammy le cherche.

  1. Joe-Bob adore LES FEUX D’ARTIFICE.
  2. Tex drague BETTE. (drague = hits on, flirts with)
  3. Bette a embrassé TEX.
  4. Joe-Bob ne finit pas SES DEVOIRS.
  5. Edouard n’aime pas attendre LE BUS.
  6. Tammy a invité SES AMIS à dîner.
  7. Tex cherche TAMMY.
  8. Joe-Bob regarde LA TELEVISION.
  9. Tammy va chanter LA MARSEILLAISE.
  10. Les étudiants de Tex ont appris LEURS VERBES.
  11. Tammy va fêter LA SAINT-SYLVESTRE.
  12. Fiona a étudié L’ESPAGNOL.

The rules:

  • A pronoun replaces a noun, and in this case the noun is a direct object.
  • The direct object pronouns are: me, te, le/la, nous, vous, les.
  • In front of a word starting with a vowel, le and la become l’; me becomes m’; te becomes t‘.
  • Direct object pronouns in French agree in number and gender with the nouns they replace.
  • Direct object pronouns precede the verb of which they are the object.
  • In a composed tense (like the passé composé), the pronoun precedes the auxiliary verb.
  • In infinitive constructions, the pronoun goes immediately before the infinitive.
  • When the conjugated verb is negative, the ne precedes the object pronoun.
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