How to use an Indirect Object and En Together [+6 Examples]

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In this French grammar lesson you will learn about how to use an indirect object and en together.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to use an indirect object and en together
  • how these terms are used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on how to use an indirect object and en together
  • how you can download the Anki files for how to use an indirect object and en 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 an indirect object and en together!

Table of Contents

Introduction

In one of the previous lessons, 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 an indirect object and en together.

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

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

How to use an Indirect Object and En together

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

Jean m’en a donné un peu.

Jean gave me some of it.

Nous voulons t’en parler.

We want to talk to you about it.

Je dois lui en parler.

I must tell him about it.

Ils nous en ont offert.

They offered us some of them.

Je vous en ai vendu.

I sold you some.

Je leur en ai montré cinq.

I showed them five of them.

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

The Correct Order to using an Indirect Object and En Together

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

Example Sentences that Show an Indirect Object and En Together

The final section of this lesson on how to use an indirect object and en together is about seeing the terms in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of how to use an indirect object and en together through examples.

Jean m’en a donné un peu.

Jean gave me some of it.

Nous voulons t’en parler.

We want to talk to you about it.

Je dois lui en parler.

I must tell him about it.

Ils nous en ont offert.

They offered us some of them.

Je vous en ai vendu.

I sold you some.

Je leur en ai montré cinq.

I showed them five of them.

Test Your Knowledge on using an Inirect Object and En 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 an Indirect Object and En 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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