Grammatical Aspects. Weak Pronouns

Grammatical Aspects. Weak Pronouns

The correct application of the general rules for substituting syntactic elements of the sentence by weak pronouns requires acquiring a set of complex micro-skills that can only be mastered with specific lessons.

The workshop provides the theoretical framework for acquiring these micro-skills and some necessary practice, to point students in the right direction.


People with a good command of spoken Catalan and a certain level of written Catalan: Intermediate level 2 or higher.


Know, understand and apply the morphology of weak pronouns and the respective pronominal substitution of a single syntactic element of the sentence.

Know, understand and apply the morphology and joint pronominal substitution of two (or more) syntactic elements of the sentence.


  • Types of pronouns
  • Personal pronouns
  • Strong pronouns
  • Weak pronouns
  • Pronoun placement in relation to the verb
  • Pronoun forms
  • Before the verb
  • After the verb
  • Pronominal substitution
  • The direct object
  • The indirect object
  • The prepositional complement or verb complement
  • Adverbials
  • Predicative nominals or predicative adjectives
  • Position of weak pronouns with respect to the verb
  • Classes of binary combinations of weak pronouns
  • Combining a second or first person reflexive pronoun with a third-person weak pronoun
  • Combination of a third-person indirect object pronoun with a direct object pronoun
  • Combining a third-person pronoun with the pronouns en and hi.
  • Special Cases
  • Pronominalisation limits
  • Combination of three or more weak pronouns


6 hours