Why le, not lo?

ShirleyC1Kwiziq community member

Why le, not lo?

Le han suspendido.He failed [an exam].Hi, I’m confused about Le here. It seems the exam is “lo”, a thing, so direct object pronoun. Thanks for your help. Shirley. 
Asked 7 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Shirley 

Sometimes we use the pronoun "le" instead of "lo" as a direct object pronoun. This is called "leísmo". Here's a bit of information on leísmo

Saludos

Inma

Why le, not lo?

Le han suspendido.He failed [an exam].Hi, I’m confused about Le here. It seems the exam is “lo”, a thing, so direct object pronoun. Thanks for your help. Shirley. 

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