Direct pronoun object, le, in the last sentence

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Direct pronoun object, le, in the last sentence

... et je passerai le reste de ma vie à faire tout mon possible pour que tu sois aussi heureuse que je le suis aujourd'hui.  Why is 'le' needed?  To what does it refer?
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MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Frank, 

have a look at the lesson linked below. 

The neuter object pronoun ‘ le ‘ is used to avoid repetition of the adjective ‘ heureux ‘ as it cannot simply be left out of the 2nd verbal clause as is done in English. 

Without using ‘ le’ the phrase would be ‘ … pour que tu sois aussi heureuse que je suis heureux aujourd’hui. ‘ 

Just saying ‘ .. que je suis aujourd’hui ‘ is incomplete in French.

Using neuter pronoun le to replace adjectives (French Direct Object Pronouns)

Direct pronoun object, le, in the last sentence

... et je passerai le reste de ma vie à faire tout mon possible pour que tu sois aussi heureuse que je le suis aujourd'hui.  Why is 'le' needed?  To what does it refer?

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