Why is the indirect object pronoun required with this expression?

Why is the indirect object pronoun required with this expression?

The verb aller does not require à so the direct object pronoun seems more correct. Also the direct object pronoun seems even more correct in the negative, when the clothing does not suit someone. Thanks.
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LauraKwiziq language super star
Bonjour John, The expression is "aller à" = to suit. For this meaning, the preposition is required, so that means the indirect object pronoun is required. Also, it's impossible to use aller + direct object, for any meaning.
AurélieKwiziq language super star
Bonjour John, The expression "aller à quelqu'un" (i.e. to suit someone) literally means "to go to someone", so it asks for an indirect object pronoun. E.g. Ce pull me va. (This jumper suits me.) [lit: This jumper goes TO me.] I hope that's helpful!

Why is the indirect object pronoun required with this expression?

The verb aller does not require à so the direct object pronoun seems more correct. Also the direct object pronoun seems even more correct in the negative, when the clothing does not suit someone. Thanks.

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