Les ayudábamos

JohnB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Les ayudábamos

Hola,

I think “les” is an indirect object pronoun in this phrase. I thought a direct object pronoun would be used because it is “we helped them.” We are the subject they are the direct object. Can you explain?

Many thanks. John

Asked 5 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola John

The typo has been corrected. It should be "los" as a direct object pronoun referring to "them". There are cases and areas in Spain where there is a tendency to use le/les instead of lo/los, but when we refer to people in plural, which is this case, "les" (as direct objecty) is not admitted. 

Thanks for letting us know.

Saludos

Inma

JohnB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Thanks Inma. John

Les ayudábamos

Hola,

I think “les” is an indirect object pronoun in this phrase. I thought a direct object pronoun would be used because it is “we helped them.” We are the subject they are the direct object. Can you explain?

Many thanks. John

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