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prendre de- pronom indirect

AarthiKwiziq community member

prendre de- pronom indirect

I just saw in an exercice- Il a pris la voiture de son ami.

The answer with the pronoms- il lui a pris la voiture. 

Here the preposition is 'de', not 'à'.

How to understand this?

Asked 4 months ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hi Aarthi

Lui can be a pronoun occurring after the preposition "de" to mean "him"  --  this is not an indirect object pronoun in this case.

The verb prendre is a transitive verb and the direct object is "la voiture"

So what is being expressed is that "He has taken the car OF his friend (ownership) or FROM  his friend (previous user)

I would however have expected to see something like "Il a pris la voiture de lui"

This is how I understand it   --  hope it helps.

Jim

 

AarthiKwiziq community member

merci Jim!

prendre de- pronom indirect

I just saw in an exercice- Il a pris la voiture de son ami.

The answer with the pronoms- il lui a pris la voiture. 

Here the preposition is 'de', not 'à'.

How to understand this?

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