When there are direct object, indirect object and reflexive pronouns in a sentence with a conjugated verb, the position of the pronouns will always be in front of the verb structure.
Have a look and listen to the following examples:
Notice how the pronouns are always placed in front and not after the verb, unlike in English, for example:
Los compré en Madrid NOT Compré los en Madrid
I bought them in Madrid.
Remember that in sentences with more than one pronoun there is a specific order you must follow:
- First the indirect object pronoun, then the direct object pronoun.
This order must be respected in sentences with a conjugated verb.
[se =indirect object] [lo =direct object]
[me =indirect object] [lo =direct object]
[nos =indirect object] [la =direct object]
To learn about how pronouns are positioned with conjugated verbs that contain a gerund, infinitive or a command see also Position of direct and indirect object pronouns with infinitive/gerund and affirmative commands.
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Q&A Forum 1 question, 1 answer
Don't we always need an indirect object pronoun?
There are two possible answers for "We've already mentioned it to the boss."
1. Ya se lo hemos mencionado al jefe.
2. Ya lo hemos mencionado al jefe.
The "se" in the first one is "to him" [it should be "le" but "le" becomes "se" if followed by "lo/los/las"]. So we can repeat the indirect object in the sentence if we want to. [se + al jefe]
However the first indirect object pronoun is not compulsary, so we can just omit it. This would be sentence 2.
I hope this helps.