The object pronouns

The object pronouns

Learning Objectives 

  • Be able to recognize direct and indirect objects in sentences
  • Be able to use object pronouns with simple tenses
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Key Words & Phrases


Direct and indirect objects

Direct and indirect object pronouns

Direct and indirect object pronouns

Lawless French: Direct and indirect objects

Cliffsnotes: Using object pronouns

Lawless French: Position of object pronouns


Straight-through-the-Channel: Direct and indirect objects

Lingo Learner: Direct object pronouns

French in plain sight: Direct or indirect object pronoun?

Lingoni: Direct and indirect object pronouns


Lawless French: Direct object pronouns

BBC Bitesize: Direct object pronouns

Lawless French: Indirect object pronouns

BBC Bitesize: Indirect object pronouns

Kwiziq: Position of object pronouns with simple tenses

Learn French with Elsa: Direct object pronouns “le”, “la”, “les”

Learn French with Elsa: Indirect object pronouns “lui” and “leur”

Learn French with Elsa: Object pronouns “me”, “te”, “nous”, “vous” How to use direct object pronouns How to use indirect object pronouns

Practice Practice object pronouns

Conjuguemos: Practice direct object pronouns

Conjuguemos: Practice indirect object pronouns

Conjuguemos: Practice object pronouns

Using one of the recommended resources to get writing feedback, respond to the prompt below. 

  • Answer the questions below using object pronouns to replace the underlined items.
    • Est-ce que tu as les clés de la maison ?
    • Tu peux prêter ce livre à ton frère ?
    • Allez-vous vendre votre voiture ?
    • Vous vendez votre voiture à mes voisins ?

Tu viens d’acheter cette robe pour ta sœur ?

Using one of the platforms for finding a tutor or language exchange partner, practice the speaking activities below. 

Partner Speaking Exercise:

Ask your French-speaking partner to drill you on direct and indirect object pronouns. We will learn to manage double object pronouns in a subsequent lesson, so use only one object pronoun per sentence, for now. 

For example, you can pretend you’re answering the phone in a business. 

You: A qui souhaitez vous parler ?

Your partner: Je voudrais parler à ____________, s’il vous plaît.

You: Ah, vous souhaitez ______(ind. obj.) parler. Très bien, je vous _____ (direct obj.) passe.

Repeat this exercise at least five times, so you can practice with different pronouns.

Independent Speaking Exercise:

  • Focus on what you can see and hear. Write down ten of the things you can see or hear – check an online dictionary if necessary. Then, make sentences using direct object pronouns.

Example of objects/sounds: des voitures, un chien, une table, un ordinateur.

Example of sentences: Je vois une table. Je la vois.

You can find instructions and a download link in our flashcards module

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