16.5.3 Comparison pattern 1 and pattern 2

Pattern 1 shows the sequence of pronouns, if the accusative/direct object is le, la, les. Here some examples.

  Examples with dative and accusative
  Je me l' achète. <=> I buy it for me.
  Tu le lui permets. <=> You permit him to do it.
  Il vous l' a donné. <=> He has given it to you.
  Je la leur donne. <=> I give it to them.
  Je vous l' emmène. <=> I bring it to you.
  Il se le demande. <=> He asks it of himself.
  Ils se le demandent. <=> They ask it of themselves.
  Examples with accusative and y
  Il t' y invite. <=> He invites you to it.
  Je m' y connais. <=> I know the place.
  Examples with dative and en
  Il lui en reste encore huit. <=> Eight are left for him.
  Je t' en prie. <=> I ask you to do it.
Il t' en reste encore un peu? <=> Do you have any left?

If the accusative/direct form me, te, nous, vous gets into play, the dative/indirect form is attached with the preposition à and the unconnected personal pronouns. .

  correct: Je me donne à toi.
wrong: Je me te donne. ~ I give me to you.
  correct: Il se dirige vers moi.
  wrong: Il se me dirige. ~ He turns to me.
  correct: Vous vous donnez à nous.
  wrong: Vous vous nous donnez. ~ You give yourself to us.

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