Are there other informal first person plural subject pronouns?

KaraC1Kwiziq community member

Are there other informal first person plural subject pronouns?

I never know what to do when I've been writing informally and suddenly find that I have to use first person plural pronouns other than the subject pronoun.  How would you say something like "We fed our pets" or "They will find us if we stay here" in casual French?

Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Kara, 

Normally, you would use nous OR on in the same sentence so that the verb and other pronouns agree but you could switch to the other one in the following sentence.

As far as " They will find us..." is concerned, you would ( as in English) use the personal pronoun 'ils' for they with the same meaning -

Ils nous trouveront si nous restons/on reste  ici = They will find us if we stay here

Hope this helps! 

 

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

There's only one informal personal pronoun I know of, and that's on. And that's used only in the nominative. Used as a COD or COI, it is still only nous.

On va au ciné. -- We go to the movies.
Ils nous y rejoindront. -- The will meet us there.

KaraC1Kwiziq community member

Thanks.

Can "on" and "nous" be used together in the same sentence?

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Are there other informal first person plural subject pronouns?

I never know what to do when I've been writing informally and suddenly find that I have to use first person plural pronouns other than the subject pronoun.  How would you say something like "We fed our pets" or "They will find us if we stay here" in casual French?

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