I discovered the following sentence in a book on French grammar. The sentence surprised me!
Elle regardle le bébé dormir.
She watches the baby sleep.
This sentence surprised me, because the object ("le bébé") itself looks like a subject, that takes a verb (as in "le bébé dormir") !
(The book says that verbs of perception can create these sentences; it says that the six most common verbs of perception are apercevoir, écouter, entendre, regarder, sentir, and voir).
The reason this sentence surprised me is that I had thought that object nouns couldn't themselves also take verbs. For example, I know that "Do you want me to speak French?" needs to be translated as if it was "Do you want that I speak French?" ("Est-ce que tu veux que je parle le français?").
1. Is "Elle regarde le bébé parler le français?" a correct sentence?
2. How do I say "She watches me speak French"? (Is it "Elle regarde moi parler le français", or is "je" used instead of "moi"?)
3. Are there other examples of sentences in French where an object can take a verb?