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Position of reflexive pronoun in certain situations.

Anne H.B2Kwiziq community member

Position of reflexive pronoun in certain situations.

El médico quiere que me tome estas pastillas.

Voy a pedirle que me lleve a su casa.

Is the rule for the position of the Me in both sentences that there are two clauses, the second being subjunctive and the verb reflexive therefore owning the M1e? I was confused because both the first and second verbs are conjugated.

Asked 8 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Anne

Yes, in the first sentence you have two clauses and the "me" belongs to the second clause and linked to "tomar":

El médico quiere  //  que me tome estas pastillas.

If I make this one only clause, then you can place the reflexive pronoun in front or at the end:

Yo me quiero tomar estas pastillas.

Yo quiero tomarme estas pastillas.

 

In the second sentence you have the "me" in the second clause again:

Voy a pedirle  //  que me lleve a su casa.

So, the direct object pronoun me goes with "llevar".

I hope it clarified it.

Saludos

Position of reflexive pronoun in certain situations.

El médico quiere que me tome estas pastillas.

Voy a pedirle que me lleve a su casa.

Is the rule for the position of the Me in both sentences that there are two clauses, the second being subjunctive and the verb reflexive therefore owning the M1e? I was confused because both the first and second verbs are conjugated.

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