May 23, 2007, 7:43 PM
Post #8 of 18
Hello Blackjack Davie
You asked a very good question. When can I attach object pronouns to the verb?
Sr. Quevedo can give us the rules, but I, too, don't know those rules. One thing I have observed is that reading back in medieval and colonial times, it seems as if the authors of those times did a whale of a lot more attaching than we do now.
First, as I understand it, it is always correct to use the object(both direct and indirect) pronouns before the verb.
Second, one may attach the object pronouns to the infinitive form of the verb.
Third one may attach (and usually does so) the object pronouns to a command form of the verb.
Fourth one may attach the object pronouns to the gerund (the ing form--iendo, ando). This is usually a matter of personal preference.
Now everybody, please correct me if my understanding is wrong.
I haven't given any examples for two reasons:
1. I can't think tonight.
2. Think up your own examples.