Your explanations often are confusing. You write "Note that the verb agrees with the object"But what you mean is
"The pleasing thing or person is the subject, and as always, subjects and verbs agree. The person or thing being pleased is placed as an indirect object, either as the object of the preposition à or with an indirect object pronoun.
Hi Bill, thanks for pointing that out. The word 'object' can be the source of a lot of confusion when we want to talk about objects in the traditional sense at the same time as verb objects, especially when their roles are reversed like this.
I've rephrased that sentence to remove the word 'object' entirely.
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