Ooh la-la

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Ooh la-la

I wonder, is the object of this sentence ("la" in) "Tu la suis, ou quoi?"  (Are you following her, or what?) part of an expression; a special kind of object pronoun; or just the article for an unspoken feminine object of the sentence (fille/dame)? 

Asked 8 months ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

La is the direct object pronoun.  As per the translation it replaces a feminine grammatical gender noun, and the translation makes it most likely to be a person, although technically it could be any animate being that might be referred to as ‘her’ in English (a pet female dog perhaps).

The female “being” that ‘la’ represents would be known in real life, or a complete story, by context. 

Ooh la-la

I wonder, is the object of this sentence ("la" in) "Tu la suis, ou quoi?"  (Are you following her, or what?) part of an expression; a special kind of object pronoun; or just the article for an unspoken feminine object of the sentence (fille/dame)? 

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