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Double pronom phrase

<< Vous les montrez à mon père et vous ________ ensuite. >>

The answer is : << me les montrez >>

Why isn't  << les montrez à moi >> allowed in this case?

Asked 4 years ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

When you replace an object with a pronoun, the strict rules for word order kick in and require the pronoun to move in front of the verb. Furthermore, à moi is replaced by me, which is the indirect object pronoun of the first person singular. That said, there are a handful of verbs which defy this rule (it wouldn't be French if there weren't exceptions), like, e.g., penser: Je pense à Pierre --> Je pense à lui (and NOT Je lui pense ).

Double pronom phrase

<< Vous les montrez à mon père et vous ________ ensuite. >>

The answer is : << me les montrez >>

Why isn't  << les montrez à moi >> allowed in this case?

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