About it - "y"?

About it - "y"?

She'd been dreaming about it forever.   

The correct answer was "Elle en rêvait depuis toujours."  Why wouldn't this be "Elle y rêvait depuis toujours?

Wouldn't the words "about it"require "y"and "of it" - en?

Asked 9 months ago
SteveB2

Helen,

The short answer is that the verb rêver takes the preposition "de" when we want to say we dream about/of something, and "de" is replaced by the pronoun "en".

Elle rêve de son père -> Elle en rêve.

About it - "y"?

She'd been dreaming about it forever.   

The correct answer was "Elle en rêvait depuis toujours."  Why wouldn't this be "Elle y rêvait depuis toujours?

Wouldn't the words "about it"require "y"and "of it" - en?

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