Aren't these pronouns just object pronouns?

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Rachel

Kwiziq community member

11 February 2018

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Aren't these pronouns just object pronouns?

This relates to:
Moi, toi, lui, elle = me, you, him, her (stress pronouns) -

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

11 February 2018

11/02/18

Bonjour Rachel,

While most stress pronouns are similar to object pronouns, there's one big difference: the indirect object pronoun lui is both masculine and feminine, while for stress pronouns, there is a separate feminine form: elle.

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

15 February 2018

15/02/18

Hi Rachel,

There are different sets of pronouns in French .  Fortunately the 'nous' and 'vous' pronouns tend to remain the same in all of them!

These stress pronouns are the ones which come after prepositions too , so I find that a good way to learn them is after the 'chez' ( at the home of) .

Chez moi, chez toi, chez elle, chez lui, chez nous, chez vous, chez eux, chez elles.

Hope this helps!

Rachel

Kwiziq community member

17 February 2018

17/02/18

Hi Laura, yes, I see that these are a separate set of pronouns from the Direct Object and Indirect Object sets. My question was more based on the usage; basically, when I would use these vs using the object pronouns. I think I've gotten them straight now, to some extent. :)

Thanks!

Rachel

Kwiziq community member

17 February 2018

17/02/18

Hi Celcile,

Thanks! I see that they are a different set from the object pronouns - I was curious more so about the usage; in other words, when to use these vs when to use object pronouns. But your explanation about the prepositions in very helpful in explaining the difference.

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