Verb and pronoun placement

DougC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Verb and pronoun placement

Hi- I thought pronouns had to come before conjugated verbs. For example, I would think "Explain it to him well" would be translated either "Se lo explica bien" or, if a command,  "Explicáselo bien".  However, in the quiz for this section, the correct answer is verb se lo bien. Can the pronouns be placed after but seperate from the verb?

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Asked 1 year ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Doug

Commands as you rightly said before should have the pronouns attached to them at the end, so for the command "explain it to him well" we need "explícaselo bien". We can not place them in front and separete to the verb. If they show up as three separate words, then we need to change it in the system as this would be incorrect. I am checking this and will get back to you.

Saludos

Inma

InmaKwiziq team member

Hi again Doug

I checked and it may be that the sentence shows a verb separated from the pronouns like this:

"explíca se lo". But I've changed the question in a way that everything is seen as one word "explícaselo". The latter is the correct way as it is in the form of a command and all pronouns should be attached a the end of the verb. Sorry about the confusion and thanks for bringing this to our attention.

Saludos

Inma

Verb and pronoun placement

Hi- I thought pronouns had to come before conjugated verbs. For example, I would think "Explain it to him well" would be translated either "Se lo explica bien" or, if a command,  "Explicáselo bien".  However, in the quiz for this section, the correct answer is verb se lo bien. Can the pronouns be placed after but seperate from the verb?

Thanks

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