What is the difference between "ellos" and "los"?

Can I say this?

A la mañana siguiente ella despertó a decir que el jefe querían ellos por teléfono.

Or is this the correct one?

La próxima mañana los despertó para decir que el Jefe los quiso por teléfono.

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Both ellos and los are pronouns, but they are used in different parts of the speech. Ellos is used as subject in a sentence, while los is the object; much the same difference there is in English between they and them.

In your example, you want an object, so the right word is los. Correcting a few other mistakes, the right sentence might be:

A la mañana siguente ella los despertó para decirles que el jefe los quería por teléfono.

  • In other words, to be clear, OP's second sentence has the correct pronoun (peeling away a few little problems). Commented May 15, 2019 at 4:10

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