need explanations from the grammar part cod

UmadeviA1Kwiziq community member

need explanations from the grammar part cod

Asked 5 years ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hi umadevi,

I am not entirely clear what your question is. If you are asking "what is a COD" then here is the answer:

COD stands for Complément d'Objet Direct, i.e., a direct object to the verb. It is usually something that the verb's action is directed toward. The concept of COD exists also in English. But don't be mislead: there are instances where a certain verb takes a COD in one language but not in the other. Here are a few examples of COD, with the COD highlighted:

Je mange une pomme. -- I eat an apple.
Les voisins ont acheté une nouvelle voiture. -- The neighbors bought a new car.

Here an example where the French takes a COD but the English does not.

Tu m'attends? -- Are you waiting for me?

By the way, it might be a good idea to goolge the term.

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Umadevi,

Not sure about your question, could you explain?

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Ah, and here one which isn't a COD in French but it is a COD in English:

Il a téléphoné à son copain hier. -- He phoned his friend yesterday.

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

need explanations from the grammar part cod

Sign in to submit your answer

Don't have an account yet? Join today

Ask a question

Find your French level for FREE

Test your French to the CEFR standard

Find your French level
Clever stuff happening!