Would “lo” also be correct?

ShirleyC1Kwiziq community member

Would “lo” also be correct?

El niño ha salido corriendo. Su madre le ________. The boy has gone off running. His mum must have scolded him.Hi, would lo (instead of le) also be correct?Thanks, Shirley. 
Asked 4 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Shirley

Yes, "su madre lo habrá reñido" is also correct. In fact, the verb "reñir" is a transitive verb so, technically we should be using lo/la for him/her, but this verb is very often used with le (for him and for her), and it is accepted. This verb could be in my opinion in the category of "verbos de afección psíquica" which is basically a group of verbs conveying some kind of change in the mood of the person. With these verbs, the use of "le" instead of "lo/la" is quite extended and accepted. 

I hope it clarified it.

Saludos

Inma

Would “lo” also be correct?

El niño ha salido corriendo. Su madre le ________. The boy has gone off running. His mum must have scolded him.Hi, would lo (instead of le) also be correct?Thanks, Shirley. 

Sign in to submit your answer

Don't have an account yet? Join today

Ask a question

Find your Spanish level for FREE

Test your Spanish to the CEFR standard

Find your Spanish level
Thinking...