Using LO and LA?

KalyB2Kwiziq community member

Using LO and LA?

El policía fue hacia él y lo arrestó.Would the female version be:  El policia fue hacia ella y LA arresto?
Thanks,  Kaly
Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Kaly

Yes, that's correct! "El policia fue hacia ella y LA arresto?"

Saludos

CatherineB1Kwiziq community member

I am not sure about this - I thought the indirect object was always "le" in Spanish, regardless of whether referring to something masculine or feminine. Thus: El policía fue hacia ella y le arrestó. The direct objects would be lo for masculine and la for feminine. Please advise..

CatherineB1Kwiziq community member

I am not sure about this - I thought the indirect object was always "le" in Spanish, regardless of whether referring to something masculine or feminine. Thus: El policía fue hacia ella y le arrestó. The direct objects would be lo for masculine and la for feminine. Please advise..

InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Catherine

You're right, le is the indirect object pronoun for both him and her, but here it is a direct object: if you arrest someone, that someone is the direct object (not indirect), it is a transitive verb.

So, as he is arresting a lady, you need the direct object pronoun: la

I hope it clarified it.

Saludos

Using LO and LA?

El policía fue hacia él y lo arrestó.Would the female version be:  El policia fue hacia ella y LA arresto?
Thanks,  Kaly

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