The indicative is one of three moods in Spanish. It's typically used for making factual statements or describing obvious qualities of a person or situation.
Simple Verbs and Perfect Verbs
In indicative sentences with one simple verb, the direct object pronoun comes before the verb.
Direct object pronouns also come before the conjugated verb in sentences that use perfect tenses.
Infinitives and Present Participles
In indicative sentences that use infinitives or present participles, you can either attach the direct object pronoun to the end of the verb or put it before the first conjugated verb. Check out these examples.
Note the accent on limpiándola. This is used to preserve the stress on the correct syllable.
The imperative mood is used for giving commands in Spanish. With sentences in the imperative, the placement of direct object pronouns depends on whether the command is affirmative or negative.
- Direct object pronouns are always attached to the end of affirmative commands.
- Direct object pronouns always go between the negative word (no, nunca, etc.) and the verb in negative commands.
Check out these examples.
Note the addition of the accent to the affirmative command forms. You can find more about adding accents when using direct object pronouns here!
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