I don’t get why “her” is sometimes elle and sometimes lui. Can someone explain.
They are different types of pronouns :
When lui is her, him or it, it is an indirect object pronoun.
Take a look at the following Kwiziq lesson for further information -
When 'elle ' is her and 'lui' is him it can be a stress pronoun -
like the ones used after prepositions like 'chez'
Hope this helps!
The difference is in elle being the stress pronoun and lui the indirect object. Stress pronouns are usually used at the end of a sentence and after a preposition.
Marie est plus grande que Lucie. Marie est plus grande qu'elle. -- Marie is taller than Lucie. Marie is taller than her.
Tu as envoyé la lettre à Marie? Oui, je lui a envoyé la lettre hier. -- Did you send the letter to Marie? Yes, I sent her the letter yesterday.
Here, lui replaces à Marie, the indirect object of the sentence.
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