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Old October 25, 2013, 05:00 AM
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Le vs Les

Hola...buenos dias,

I was hoping that the very helpful people can advise me on the following which is confusing me a little. I came across the following when reading earlier;

1) Are you are going to make the bed for our daughters.
(Vas a hacerle la cama a nuestras hijas?)

2) I had to teach the children
(Tenía que enseñarle a los niños)

In the examples above, should it not be "vas a hacerLES la cama a nuestras hijas" and "tenia que enseñarLES a los niños" considering that it is plural?

Thanks very much in advance

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Old October 25, 2013, 06:22 AM
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You are correct in both in cases. The indirect object pronoun should be plural.

That said, you may very well hear and see this wrong usage here and there.
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Old October 25, 2013, 06:34 AM
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Thats great thanks for clearing that up for me
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