2Indirect Objects I bought that skirt for her. I gave those shoes to him.What is the subject, the verb, the direct object and the indirect object?
3Indirect Objects I bought that skirt for her. direct verb indirect subject
4Indirect Objects I gave those shoes to him. verb direct object subject
5Indirect Object Pronouns Indirect object pronouns tell to whom or for whom an action is performed.Indirect object pronouns are used to accompany or replace an indirect object.
6These are the Indirect Object Pronouns in English: (to or for) me(to or for) you(to or for) him, her, you f.(to or for) us(to or for) them
7Indirect Object Pronouns Examples in Spanish:Yo compro un regalo a mi amiga.I buy a gift for my friend.Los estudiantes entregan la tarea a la maestra.The students turn in the homework to the teacher.
8Indirect Object Pronouns (Spanish) me (to me or for me)te (to you or for you)le (to or for him, her, you f.)nos (to or for us)os (to or for you all)les (to or for them, you all)
9Práctica: Write the indirect object pronoun that should be used with each sentence Mis padres dan dinero a mí.Ustedes venden los postres a ellos.Ella pregunta a nosotros.Tenemos que entregar la tarea a él.Me (to me)Les (to them)Nos (to us)Le (to him)
10Indirect Object Pronouns Unlike the direct object pronouns, you don’t just use IOPs to replace the indirect object.If you have an indirect object in a sentence YOU MUST USE AN IOP!!Example:Yo le doy la pizza (a ella).I give the pizza to her.
11Indirect object Pronouns Do these indirect object pronouns look familiar to you?They should…These are the same pronouns we learned with the verb Gustar
12Indirect Object Pronouns These are the “me, te, le, nos and les that you see before “gustar, interesar, faltar, fascinar, etc.”For example:
13Indirect Object Pronouns A ella le gustan las faldas.Nos gustan las faldas.Me gustan las faldas.A ellos les gustan las faldas.**Note that with le/les we add “a ella”, “a ellos” etc. for clarification. We do not have to do this with me, te, nos. The same is true with IOPs in sentences.
14Indirect Object Pronouns With indirect object pronouns:Yo le doy los chocolates a Elena.I give the chocolates to Elena.BUTMe dan los chocolates. They give the chocolates to me.(We do not need to add “a mí” but we MUST HAVE THE IOP – me)
15Placement of Indirect Object Pronouns Indirect Object Pronouns, me, te, le, nos, os, and les are placed either1. before a conjugated verb or2. attached to the end of an infinitive.***You will notice that these are same placement rules as for DOPs
16Before the Conjugated Verb: ¿Le va a dar el libro a Elena?Mi maestra me da la tarea.
17Attached to the infinitive: Pablo va a darte un regalo.La auxiliar de vuelos va a traernos la comida.
18Before the verb or after the infinitive: ¿Le vas a dar el libro a Elena?Sí, le voy a dar el libro a Elena.After the infinitive:¿Vas a darle el libro a Elena?Sí, voy a darle el libro a Elena.
19Práctica: Rewrite the following sentences to correctly use indirect object pronouns: Mis padres dan dinero a mí.Ustedes venden los postres a ellos.Ella pregunta a nosotros.Tenemos que entregar la tarea a él.Mis padres me dan dinero.Ustedes les venden los postres a ellos.Ella nos pregunta.Tenemos que entregarle la tarea a él. ORLe tenemos que entregar la tarea a él.
20Verbs that frequently take an indirect object (indicate to whom or for whom) DarComprarEscribirDecirTraerEntregarMandarPreguntarVenderOfrecerprestarTo giveTo buyTo writeTo sayTo bringTo hand inTo sendTo askTo sellTo offerTo lend
21Helpful tips for working with IOPs They have the same placement rules as DOPsThey are the same pronouns as we used with the verb Gustar.They answer “for whom” or “to whom”Le/les are ambiguous so add a él/a ellos etc for clarification.Sentences that have an indirect object usually also have a direct object.