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Deborah M.B2Kwiziq community member

Answer i don’t understand

Ils m'ont manqué quand ils étaient partis. Was correct answer but I thought it said when you emotionally miss something it’s supposed to be manquer à. Isn’t missing someone when he left emotional? Thanks 
Asked 1 year ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Deborah,

If there is an indirect pronoun with "manquer à", then you will use the following structure:

indirect pronouns me/te/lui/nous/vous/leur before manquer

Ils m'ont manqué -> m' me = Indirect pronoun

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

The explanation with "emotionally missing" is used just to differentiate it from the other meaning of to miss or to lack:

"Marie misses Jean." versus "I missed the bus." versus "I lack courage."

Jean manque à Marie. versus J'ai manque le bus versus Je manque de courage.

Matthew P.A2Kwiziq community member

Hi, I still don't understand this exercise. I can see that «Ils m'ont manqué quand ils étaient partis » is correct, but why is «Ils ont manqué à moi quand ils étaient partis» not also right?

CélineKwiziq team member

Bonjour Matthew,

When using an indirect pronoun with "manquer à [someone]", You cannot use manquer à + indirect pronoun:

Je manque à lui  -> Je lui manque.

Ils ont manqué à moi -> Ils m'ont manqué

 

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

 

Answer i don’t understand

Ils m'ont manqué quand ils étaient partis. Was correct answer but I thought it said when you emotionally miss something it’s supposed to be manquer à. Isn’t missing someone when he left emotional? Thanks 

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