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Old June 22, 2013, 12:15 AM
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Direct and Indirect Pronouns

Hi I have to replace the underlined part with the correct indirect or direct pronoun. can anyone tell me if I am right at my attempt below?
1. La abogada da una receta a mi primo(2 pronouns)
So my attempt would be to put me receta a me primo. Is this correct?
2. La medico toma el temperatura a mi madre(2 pronouns)
I would put le temperatura a me madre here?
3.La higienesta dental tiene que dar a mi padre una inyección (2 pronouns)
Here I would put me padre le inyeccion?

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Old June 22, 2013, 01:04 AM
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Hi I have to replace the underlined part with the correct indirect or direct pronoun. can anyone tell me if I am right at my attempt below?
1. La abogada da una receta a mi primo(2 pronouns)
So my attempt would be to put me receta a me primo. Is this correct?
2. La medico toma el temperatura a mi madre(2 pronouns)
I would put le temperatura a me madre here?
3.La higienesta dental tiene que dar a mi padre una inyección (2 pronouns)
Here I would put me padre le inyeccion?
I'm sorry, buy your attempts aren't very clear.

Please try again by writing the new sentences with the object pronouns in full. You can use the following English example as a model.

Original: My mother gave my sister a book.
Pronouns: My mother gave her it.

Notice that the indirect object pronoun "her" completely replaces the indirect object "my sister", and the direct object pronoun "it" completely replaces the direct object "a book".

When you do this in Spanish, make sure that you put the object pronouns in the correct place and in the correct order in the sentence. It isn't guaranteed to match the place and order of the objects in your original sentences.
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Old June 22, 2013, 01:53 AM
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Okay so for the first two I put this. You example was helpful but I am still unsure how to replace the underlined part with "it" for the direct pronoun:
La abogada da le a me primo
La medico le toma el temperatura a la madre
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Neither of the sentences in your second attempt is correct.

There should be two pronouns - both an indirect object pronoun and a direct object pronoun. Object pronouns precede the verb.
Caution: the Spanish language doesn't permit back-to-back third-person object pronouns. The third-person indirect object pronoun is changed from 'le' to 'se' when this happens.
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Old June 22, 2013, 09:55 AM
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Okay is this correct? I hope it is at least close.
1) La abogada se la da
2) La medico se lo toma.
3) La higienista dental tiene que la se dar.

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1) La abogada se la da.
2) La médica se lo toma. (Almost! I've shown you one correction I would make (in bold). The mistake in red was probably made because the text you posted contains an error in the gender of the direct object. Check the gender of 'temperatura'.)
3) La higienista dental tiene que la se dar.
The object pronouns in the last sentence belong in the secondary clause (after the conjunction 'que'). There they will be suffixed to the infinitive. Object pronouns precede conjugated verbs, but are suffixed to the infinitive (AND to the imperative). Make sure the correct order is used - indirect object pronoun first, then the direct object pronoun (just like when the two object pronouns precede a conjugated verb).
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Make sure the correct order is used - indirect object pronoun first, then the direct object pronoun (just like when the two object pronouns precede a conjugated verb).
The RAE has published opinions regarding order of pronouns in section 4 of this DPD article.
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