2What is a direct object?The object that directly receives the action of the verb is called the direct object.Bill hit the ball."Ball" receives the action of the verb "hit."Sherry reads the book."Book" receives the action of the verb "reads."The direct object can also be a person.Sherry hit Bill.“Bill” receives the action of the verb “hit.”
3The direct object answers the question "what. " or "whom The direct object answers the question "what?" or "whom?" with regard to what the subject of the sentence is doing.Bill hit the ball.Bill hit what?Sherry hit Bill.Sherry hit whom?
4Often, it is desirable to replace the name of the direct object with a pronoun. Paul bought the flowers. He took the flowers home and gave the flowers to his wife.Paul bought the flowers. He took them home and gave them to his wife.
5Here are the direct object pronouns in Spanish: MeD.O. = meNosD.O. = usTeD.O. = youOsD.O. = you all (Sp.)Lo/LaD.O. = it, him, her, you (f)Los/LasD.O. = them, you all
6Direct Object Pronoun Placement Direct Object Pronouns always come directly BEFORE the conjugated verb in the sentence.Yo preparo las mesas. = Yo las preparo.NOT Yo preparo LAS.Ellos no llaman a Maria. = Ellos no la llaman.NOT Ellos no llaman LA.
7Direct Object Pronouns I want a computer. = Yo quiero una computadora.Yo la quiero.Do you know her? = ¿Tú conoces a ella? =¿Tú la conoces?He has the books. = El tiene los libros. =El los tiene.Maria has a new car. = Maria tiene carro nuevo. =Maria lo tiene.Do we see you? = ¿Nosotros vemos a tí? =¿Nosotros te vemos?
8Practicamos! 1. Tú compras los refrescos. Tú ______ compras. 2. Tú y yo comemos las langostas.Tú y yo ______ comemos.3. Ellos miran el menú.Ellos ______ miran.4. Yo invito a mis amigos.Yo ______ invito.5. Roberto ve a Berta.Roberto ______ ve.
9Practicamos! 1. I understand him. Yo ______ _________________. 2. He kisses her.Él ______ ____________________.3. They invite us.Ellos ______ ____________________.4. I see them (m).Yo ______ ____________________.5. Paco loves her.Paco ______ ____________________.