May 19, 2005, 9:47 PM
Post #3 of 11
I'm not sure exactly what you are having problems with concerning direct and indirect object pronouns, but here is a brief explanation of the difference between them:
Direct objects answer the questions Whom? or What? (receives the action of the verb.) Indirect object pronouns are me, te, lo/la, nos, los/las.
Indirect objects answer the question To whom? or For whom? the action is done. The indirect is almost always a person. The indirect receives the benefit or the fallout of the action without having the action happen to them directly. Indirect object pronouns are me, te, le, nos, les.
When using double object pronouns remember "indirect before direct, reflexive first of all."
When using an indirect + direct object pronoun combinations, le and les change to se when followed by a direct object pronoun that starts with l (lo, la, los, las.) These are the indirect + direct object pronouns combinations that you can use: me lo, me la, me los, me las; te lo, te la, te los, te las; nos lo, nos la, nos los, nos las; se lo, se la, se los, se las.
I don't know if that is what you are looking for, but I hope it helps.