Est-ce tu as mis la table comme je te l'ai demandé? What does la or le represent?

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Cathy

Kwiziq community member

20 February 2018

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Est-ce tu as mis la table comme je te l'ai demandé? What does la or le represent?

This relates to:
Conjugate mettre and derivatives (+avoir) in Le Passé Composé (conversational past) -

Chris

Kwiziq community member

20 February 2018

20/02/18

Hi Cathy,

"...comme je te l'ai demandé." In this sentence the "l'" stands for "le": "...as I demanded it from you. " would be the literal translation. The "le" is "it". 

-- Chris (not a native speaker). 

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

20 February 2018

20/02/18

Bonjour Cathy !

As Chris said, here l' is le, and refers to a pre-mentioned idea:

je t'ai demandé de mettre la table = je te l'ai demandé

Have a look at our related lesson:

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/use-le-or-l-to-refer-to-previously-mentioned-complete-ideas

Bonne journée !

Cathy

Kwiziq community member

20 February 2018

20/02/18

Thanks to the both of you.  I was thinking that was the case as the indirect object pronoun was used, but I was unsure.  I truly appreciate the prompt responses.  It truly makes the learning infinitely easier. If I didn't get your feedback, I would be puzzling over this for a long time before I was convinced of my conclusion. Je vous generic!

Cathy

Kwiziq community member

20 February 2018

20/02/18

J'ai voulu  dire «Je vous remerci.»  The auto-correct made the substitution.

Andy

Kwiziq community member

7 June 2018

7/06/18

Am I right in thinking 

Est-ce tu as mis la table comme je t'ai demandé? 

would be equally valid, but slightly simpler, 

Have you set the table as I asked you?

Je t'ai demandé - Asked of you,

instead of

Je te l'ai demandé - Asked it of you.

Andy

Kwiziq community member

7 June 2018

7/06/18

I do aplogise for the formatting. I wish we had the option to edit our questions after posting. Thank-you.

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