Don't we always need an indirect object pronoun?

AllisonC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Don't we always need an indirect object pronoun?

Which is the correct sentence for "We've already mentioned it to the boss."?What about "Ya se lo hemos mencionado al jefe????Ya hemos lo mencionado al jefe.Ya lo hemos mencionado al jefe.Ya hemos mencionado al jefe lo.Ya hemos mencionádolo al jefe.
Asked 10 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Allison

There are two possible answers for "We've already mentioned it to the boss."

1. Ya se lo hemos mencionado al jefe.

2. Ya lo hemos mencionado al jefe.

The "se" in the first one is "to him" [it should be "le" but "le" becomes "se" if followed by "lo/los/las"]. So we can repeat the indirect object in the sentence if we want to. [se + al jefe]

However the first indirect object pronoun is not compulsary, so we can just omit it. This would be sentence 2.

I hope this helps.

Un saludo

Inma

Don't we always need an indirect object pronoun?

Which is the correct sentence for "We've already mentioned it to the boss."?What about "Ya se lo hemos mencionado al jefe????Ya hemos lo mencionado al jefe.Ya lo hemos mencionado al jefe.Ya hemos mencionado al jefe lo.Ya hemos mencionádolo al jefe.

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