Direct Object Pronoun

The Direct Object Pronoun replaces the direct object in Spanish. Basically, the direct object is the item in the sentence that receives the action of the verb.

  • Ejemplo: Susana tira la pelota. [Susana throws the ball.]
    • Direct object:  la pelota
    • Direct object pronoun: la

Sentence [revised]:  Susana la tira.

The direct object answers the question what or whom, based on the sentence:

  • Ejemplo:   Susana tira la pelota.
    • Pregunta:  Susana threw what?
    • Respuesta:  Susana threw the ball.

The DOP (direct object pronoun) goes IN FRONT of the verb.