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Old December 01, 2011, 07:41 PM
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What's Exactly Wrong with This? (Indirect Object Pronouns)

I have this online assignment involving indirect object pronouns, and when I submitted it, the website told me that I have half wrong, but it didn't tell me which ones. Could you tell me which ones are wrong, and why? The two underscores are regions where we're supposed to use the correct pronoun, and the pronoun in parenthesis is my input. Capitalization of the pronouns is significant.

Alex: ¡Hola, señora Mart*n! ¿Puedo llevar __ (les) las bolsas?
Mart*n: Muchas gracias, Alex. __ (Te) voy a dar esta bolsa. Es la más pesada.
Mart*n: ¿__ (Te) puedes llevar la bolsa al coche?
Alex: ¡Cómo no! __ (Te) puede dar las dos bolas si quiere.
Alex: ¡Ud. compra mucha fruta! A me hermana y a mi __ (nos) gusta mucho la fruta.
Mart*n: Si quieres, a Uds. __ (les) puedo ofrecer algunas naranjas.
Alex: Muchas gracias, __ (me) encantan las naranjas. ¡Hasta luego!
Mart*n: Gracias a ti. Voy a decir __ (le) a tu padre que eres un chico muy amable.
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Old December 01, 2011, 08:54 PM
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Alex: ¡Hola, señora Mart*n! ¿Puedo llevar __ (les) las bolsas?
(The word 'señora' is the key to using the correct person, which is what the mistake was here - you're aware, I hope, that the pronoun is actually attached to the infinitive)
Mart*n: Muchas gracias, Alex. __ (Te) voy a dar esta bolsa. Es la más pesada.
Mart*n: ¿__ (Te) puedes llevar la bolsa al coche?
(La señora Mart*n is asking you to do something for her - wrong person was used)
Alex: ¡Cómo no! __ (Te) puedo dar las dos bolsas si quiere.
(I made two corrections in the text. Do you understand why? If so, you'll also understand why the wrong person was used in the pronoun.)
Alex: ¡Ud. compra mucha fruta! A mi hermana y a m* __ (nos) gusta mucho la fruta. (text corrections made, once again)
Mart*n: Si quieres, a Uds. __ (les) puedo ofrecer algunas naranjas.
Alex: Muchas gracias, __ (me) encantan las naranjas. ¡Hasta luego!
(The pronoun could be correct or wrong; it depends on who the subject is. La señora was just addressing two people.)
Mart*n: Gracias a ti. Voy a decir __ (le) a tu padre que eres un chico muy amable.
I marked four correct. There are 8 total sentences, so that means you got four wrong. I gave you some hints about what to correct to get them right.

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