"yo haría lo imposible por ti" (lo is after hacer) but "ellos lo harían sin problema" (lo is before hacer). Why does lo move around? Does it matter?

Sandra

Kwiziq community member

8 December 2018

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"yo haría lo imposible por ti" (lo is after hacer) but "ellos lo harían sin problema" (lo is before hacer). Why does lo move around? Does it matter?

This question relates to:
Spanish lesson "Conjugate hacer in El Condicional Simple (conditional)"

Alan

Kwiziq community member

8 December 2018

8/12/18

I think the answer is that these are different uses of "lo". In "lo imposible" it's acting as a neutral article ("the"), but in the second example it's an object pronoun ("it"). Object pronouns have to be placed before a conjugated verb. 

Sandra

Kwiziq community member

8 December 2018

8/12/18

that's a nice crear explanation. Thank you!!

Inma

Kwiziq language super star

10 December 2018

10/12/18

Exactly as Alan says!

Gracias Alan,

Inma

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