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zollen
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about rende...

Post by zollen » Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:17 pm

La pioggia la rende triste
La pioggia li rende tristi
Can I rewrite the above sentences as follow?
La pioggia le rende triste
La pioggia gli rende tristi

Geoff
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Re: about rende...

Post by Geoff » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:49 am

zollen wrote:
La pioggia la rende triste
La pioggia li rende tristi
Can I rewrite the above sentences as follow?
La pioggia le rende triste
La pioggia gli rende tristi
No, you can't. Rendere takes a direct object. Gli is an indirect object pronoun so you can't use it. Le is either the 3rd person plural feminine direct object pronoun or the 3rd person singular feminine indirect object pronoun. So le can be used but the sentence would be:

La pioggia le rende tristi.

The rain makes them (the women) sad.

Geoff
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Re: about rende...

Post by Geoff » Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:45 am

To qualify my previous reply: rendere certainly does take an indirect object where it means to give something to someone but not in this case where its meaning is to make/render someone something, the something being an adjective rather than a noun object.

Ilvia
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Re: about rende...

Post by Ilvia » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:15 pm

Singolare:
La pioggia la rende triste (femminile)
La pioggia lo rende triste (maschile)

Plurale:
La pioggia le rende tristi (femminile)
La pioggia li rende tristi (maschile)
Ilvia
Per favore, correggete le mie frasi in inglese quando sono sbagliate :) Anche se si tratta di errori piccoli, non mi offenderò!!
Please, correct my English sentences when they are wrong :) Also if there are small errors, I will not take offence!!

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