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Where are direct and indirect object positioned in a sentence?

The main thing to remember with direct and indirect object pronouns is that they appear right before the verb.

For example, in a sentence with one main verb, the pronoun comes immediately before it: Je le mange, il me donne une idée

If the verb is accompanied by an auxiliary - être or avoir- then the pronouns appears before the auxiliary: Tu m'as vu, je lui ai dit

Note: if a sentence with an auxiliary has a preceding direct object, the past participle has to agree with it. For example: (where the direct object is masculine plural) Je les ai vus, (where the direct object pronoun is feminine singular- la) nous l'avons regardée

In a sentence with an infinitive, for example with a modal verb, the pronoun comes before the infinitive: Je peux lui téléphoner, il veut les traduire 

Just remember the phrase right before the verb! I hope this helps :) 

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