How to use a Direct Object and Y Together [6 Examples]

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In this French grammar lesson you will learn about how to use a direct object and y together.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to use a direct object and y together
  • how the terms are used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on how to use a direct object and y together
  • how you can download the Anki files for how to use a direct object and y together

Please refer to the French B2 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about how this fits in the overall structure of French B2.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about how to use a direct object and y together!

Table of Contents

Introduction to using a Direct Object and y together

In the previous lesson, you learnt how to use direct and indirect object pronouns together, and how to order them.

In this lesson you will learn how to use a direct object and y together.

Please read the lesson on how to use y if you need a refresher on this topic.

It is important that you know how to use y for you to completely understand this lesson.

How to use a Direct Object and y together

When you use a direct object and y together, you will always place the direct object before y.

Pouvez-vous m’y amener en voiture ?

Can you take me there by car?

Je t’y verrai.

I’ll see you there.

Je l’y ai vu.

I saw him there.

Vous pouvez nous y trouver.

You can find us there.

Nous vous y retrouverons demain.

We will meet you there tomorrow.

Je les y attendrai.

I will wait for them there.

Please note how both the pronouns are before the conjugated verb, or the auxiliary (in the compound tenses).

The Correct Order to using a Direct Object and y Together

Position 1Position 2Position 3Position 4Position 5
me/te/nous/vousle/la/les/l’lui/leuryen

Example Sentences that Show a Direct Object and y Together

The final section of this lesson on how to use a direct object and y together is about seeing the terms in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of how to use a direct object and y together through examples.

Pouvez-vous m’y amener en voiture ?

Can you take me there by car?

Je t’y verrai.

I’ll see you there.

Je l’y ai vu.

I saw him there.

Vous pouvez nous y trouver.

You can find us there.

Nous vous y retrouverons demain.

We will meet you there tomorrow.

Je les y attendrai.

I will wait for them there.

Test Your Knowledge on using a Direct Object and y Together

It’s not enough just to read the lesson on this subject.

You should test your knowledge to see if you really understood everything, and to be able to repeat the material.

It is also for this reason that it is recommended to download the Anki Decks and do them.

At the end of every lesson you can do a small test.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter. It is up to you to give the correct answer.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the test as many times as you want. There’s no limit to it!

Anki File for using a Direct Object and y Together

It is important to do the Anki excercises for this lesson, so that you can remember what you just studied.

By downloading the Anki File for French B2 you can practice every French B2 lesson that is on Language Atlas.

At this moment the Anki File for this lesson doesn’t exist yet. However, in due time this will be available on Language Atlas.

If you don’t know why you should use Anki, or don’t know how to use Anki or merge Anki files please click here.

Anki can be downloaded from here.

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