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8 Answered Questions for the topic pronoms

Pronoms French Genre

07/11/19

Gender of non-specific antecedent?

If a noun hasn't been mentioned yet, how do we know what gender it has?For example, suppose I make two cups of coffee, and I want to say to someone, "This one is for you," but I haven't mentioned... more
Pronoms French Oral

07/11/19

Difference between “nous autres”, “vous autres”, “eux autres” and “nous”, “vous”, “eux”?

I live in Quebec, and I hear all the time people saying this: - “*Nous autres*” instead of “*nous*” I guess - “*Vous autres*” instead of “*vous*” - “*Eux autres*” instead of “*eux*”I have some... more
Pronoms French Articles

06/19/19

“L’on y danse”: why the article “l’ ”?

> Sur le pont d'Avignon, l'on y danse tous en rond.What is *l'* doing here? When is it generally used like this?I'm assuming it's a pronoun, but *y* already refers to *pont*, so it's not quite... more

04/10/19

Tous in subject-verb-"tous" means what?

How do you say, “We know everything,” versus, “We all know”? My first impulse with either is to say the same thing:> Nous savons tous.Also, do you pronounce the *s* in *tous* in either case?
Pronoms French Usage

04/09/19

«Cela dit» versus «Ceci dit»?

Il m'arrive assez souvent d'entendre ces formules en réunion lorsqu'un locuteur s'exprime.Par ailleurs, il semblerait que le pronom démonstratif *ceci* annonce ce qui va être dit rendant incongru... more
Pronoms French Usage

04/04/19

Pourquoi utilise-t-on «on» au lieu de «nous»?

Pour quelle raison *on* est-il utilisé au lieu de *nous*? Est-ce parce que c'est plus simple grammaticalement? Y a-t-il quelque raison pour laquelle on préfère éviter *nous*?
Pronoms French Usage

03/26/19

Dois-je utiliser «on» ou «nous»?

Dans les situations où on doit utiliser « vous » à la place de « tu », doit-on aussi utiliser « nous » à la place de « on » ?
Pronoms French Questions

03/25/19

Should we use the second "tu" in Québec?

Quebecers often add something like a second “*tu*” when asking a question. For example:> T'as tu un crayon ?I just don't know how to use it, like in what kind of expressions/sentences/questions?... more

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