Is it always necessary to repeat the pronoun preceding a verb or auxiliary verb in compound sentences? Such as in English how you could say: “I walked to the shops and bought some food” rather than “I walked to the shops and I bought some food”. For example, could the following:
- J'ai préparé un repas et je l'ai mangé.
be shortened to:
- J'ai preparé un repas et le mangé.