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Direct object + y (double pronouns)

Some sentences can contain two object pronouns
- a direct object pronoun (See Me, te, nous, vous = Me, you, us, you (direct and indirect object pronouns) and Replacing nouns with le, la, l', les = it, him, her, them (direct object pronouns)
and 
- the adverbial pronoun "y"  (See also Y = There (adverbial pronoun) and Y can replace à + thing / object / location (adverbial pronoun)

Have a look at these examples: 

Tu m'y accompagnes tout le temps.
You accompany me there all the time.

Je t'y retrouve à 6 heures.
I'm meeting you there at 6.

Je l'y retrouverai plus tard.
I'll meet him/her there later.

Vous nous y attendrez.
You will wait for us there.

Nous vous y emmenons.
We are taking you there.

Tu les y conduis.
You drive them there.

 

There are two important patterns to notice in these sentences that are different to English. 

1) the two pronouns both go before the verb:
 
Tu attends Patricia à la banque -> Tu l'y attends.
You're waiting for Patricia at the bank -> You're waiting for her there
 
2) The order is ALWAYS:
 
    me/te/le/la/l'/nous/vous/les  (before)  y
 
 
 

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Tu les y conduis.
You drive them there.


Nous vous y emmenons.
We are taking you there.


Tu m'y accompagnes tout le temps.
You accompany me there all the time.


Vous nous y attendrez.
You will wait for us there.


Je l'y retrouverai plus tard.
I'll meet him/her there later.


Je t'y retrouve à 6 heures.
I'm meeting you there at 6.


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