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Proof Reading- using indirect and direct object pronouns together

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Hello all!

As stated, I'm trying to get the hang of using indirect and direct object pronouns together. Would anyone mind taking a look at these 5 sentences and telling me what corrections I need to make? (Note: These are answers to a set of questions I was asked, and I have to answer them in context.) Thanks in advance!

  1. La policía nos las dan muchos problemas.
  2. Nuestros padres nos los dan consejos constantemente.
  3. Nuestros amigos nos las mandan tarjetas de Navidad.
  4. Nuestro amigo Dana nos lo pide dinero con frecuencia.
  5. Mi padre siempre nos los recomienda nuevos restaurantes.
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updated MAY 10, 2010
posted by espaƱolasaurus

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The problem with each sentence is that you are reusing the actual direct object phrase with the direct object pronoun.

You should be dropping the original direct object out. I bolded what should be removed.

La policía nos los dan muchos problemas.

Nuestros padres nos los dan consejos constantemente.

Nuestros amigos nos las mandan tarjetas de Navidad.

Nuestro amigo Dana nos lo pide dinero con frecuencia.

Mi padre siempre nos los recomienda nuevos restaurantes.

updated MAY 10, 2010
edited by 0074b507
posted by Luciente
added strikeout - 0074b507, MAY 10, 2010
Thank you!! What's the code to get it to strike out? - Luciente, MAY 10, 2010
Thanks much Luciente! - espaƱolasaurus, MAY 10, 2010
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