Order of objects after the verb.

MarcosB1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Order of objects after the verb.

When we write objects after the verb, do we always write them in the order Direct Object followed by Indirect Object, like this?

(Les) cantaron una canción a Pedro y Pablo por su despedida.

Or can we change the order like this:

(Les) cantaron a Pedro y Pablo una canción por su despedida.

Thanks.

PS How can I find my answered questions?  I don't seem to be getting notifications.

Marcos

Asked 10 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Marcos

The natural order is the direct object right after the verb and then the indirect object, but it's not incorrect to swap the order. 

I'll pass on your query about notifications.

Saludos

Inma

Inma

ShuiKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Marcos,

Right here on this page there is an easy way to view all your contributions to the forum (both questions and answers!).

Click your name - the one that's just above your original question, and it will take you to your public profile. This lists everything you have ever posted in the forum in chronological order, don't forget to click "See More" to access older contributions.

Saludos

Shui

Order of objects after the verb.

When we write objects after the verb, do we always write them in the order Direct Object followed by Indirect Object, like this?

(Les) cantaron una canción a Pedro y Pablo por su despedida.

Or can we change the order like this:

(Les) cantaron a Pedro y Pablo una canción por su despedida.

Thanks.

PS How can I find my answered questions?  I don't seem to be getting notifications.

Marcos

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