Position of Personal Pronouns

The normal position for both direct and indirect pronouns is immediately before the verb:

-Je te connais, tu sais.                    -Non, ce n’est pas vrai. Tu ne me connais pas.

-Ils ont vendu leur maison?         -Non, ils ne l’ont pas encore vendue.

Nota bene:

-When the verb is an affirmative imperative (a command to do something), object pronouns follow the verb. Note the hyphen.

écoute-moi bien !

-Me and te change to moi and toi when placed after the verb, except when followed by en.

écoute-moi bien ! lève-toi ! va-t-en !

-With a negative imperative (a command not to do something), object pronouns adopt their normal form and their usual position, before the verb.

ne m’oublie pas, je t’en prie !

Michele est malade. Ne lui faites pas de bêtises !

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