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The paragraph you mentioned is written to convey the thoughts of someone in a very, very familiar way. So this is far from written French. With this said, the repetition of lui is just the way some people think and speak. They would repeat words within a sentence that is not correctly constructed in the first place. What I am trying to say is that this is ...


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The verb arriver here is impersonal, it only exists in the third person singular: ça arrive, and if an indirect object is required this indirect object goes before the verb : ça m'arrive, ça t'arrive, ça lui arrive, etc.. La prof essaie de le retenir, ça arrive souvent depuis qu’sa mère est partie is a perfectly correct sentence, so is the indirect object ...


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Les pronoms personnels compléments se placent presque toujours devant le verbe dont ils sont les compléments. Donc quand on a un verbe conjugué suivi d’un infinitif, les pronoms compléments de l'infinitif se placent devant l’infinitif. Aller + infinitif, venir + infinitif, être en train de + infinitif sont des périphrases verbales qui se comportent comme n'...


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