can you say "Je en connais certains" instead of "Je connais certains d'entre eux"?

can you say "Je en connais certains" instead of "Je connais certains d'entre eux"?

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AurélieKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Juke ! You could indeed use "en" to replace the group introduced by "de" : "J'en connais certains." There would be a slight nuance: - "Je connais certains d'entre eux." = I know some of them. - "J'en connais certains." = I know some [of them]. In the second case, there is less emphasis on "them". I hope that's helpful! À bientôt !
MaxC1
It would IMO be more idiomatique and less stuffy to say J'en connais quelques-uns.

can you say "Je en connais certains" instead of "Je connais certains d'entre eux"?

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