A lot of English speaking people do struggle with the use of French pronoun ‘en’.
If this grammar point is still unclear to you, I can give you a few tips to help you.
Grammar may not be your cup of tea, but, first of all, you MUST remember the signification of the word ‘pronoun’.
What is a pronoun? A pronoun is a words that comes in replacement of the noun-in order to avoid repetition.
This is where ‘en’, for instance, comes into play.
There are also three important points to remember:
- ‘en’ is mostly used with partitives.
-Vous mangez de la salade?
-Oui, j’en mange.
-Vous reprendrez bien encore un peu de fromage?-
-Oui, j’en reprendrai.
- ‘en’ is also needed for expressed quantities.
– Il y a combien de chaises dans cette pièce?
-Il y en a trois.
- ‘en’ is very much used with constructions with ‘de’
-Vous rêvez de partir en vacances?
-Oui, j’en rêve.
And finally always remember that ‘en’ comes before your verb.
Il y a beaucoup de neige en ce moment. Il y en a beaucoup.
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