me or a moi

CarolC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

me or a moi

can anybody explain why one is used rather  than other please. in the question it was a mon pere and to finish sentence so i put a moi, but wrong and should be me.

Asked 8 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Carol, 

As this is in a Kwiz question can you use the Report it button on your correction board so that we can look at your answer?

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Carol,

I can't find the text that you are querying.

Remember that "me" is a direct and also an indirect object pronoun, whereas "moi" would occur after a preposition and is a stressed pronoun.

I suspect that this is the reason why "moi" was not acceptable, but I'm speculating without seeing the text.

Jim

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Yes, it would be better if you could post the entire sentence. But assuming that the phrase ...à mon père came at the end of the sentence, mon is a possessive pronoun, which will always me mon (for a male noun), regardless where in the sentence or whether it follows a preposition. If it were ...à moi, then moi is the stress pronoun, which always follows a preposition or is used at the end of a sentence.

Cette voiture est à mon père. -- This car belongs to my father.
Cette voitre est à moi. -- This car belongs to me.
C'est ma voiture. -- It is my car.

Without knowing what exactly you have a problem with, it may be that you're confusing me as an indirect object pronoun with the stress pronoun.

Il parle à mon père. -- He speaks to my father.
Il me parle. -- He speaks to me. (indirect object pronoun)
Parle-moi ! -- Speak to me! (stress pronoun, because it's at the end of the sentence)

me or a moi

can anybody explain why one is used rather  than other please. in the question it was a mon pere and to finish sentence so i put a moi, but wrong and should be me.

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