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Kwiziq community member

5 February 2019

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difference between

In the lesson:

Il faut une gomme pour effacer des erreurs.We need a rubber / eraser to erase mistakes.

What is the difference between above and:

Il nous faut une gomme pour effacer des erreurs.

? Is it simply a matter of formality or is it incorrect?


This question relates to:
French lesson "Il faut : expressing necessity and obligation"


Kwiziq language super star

6 February 2019


Hi Alex,

There is a slight difference  -

'Il faut une gomme...' is a general comment which applies to everyone so I would use the universal 'you' or even a passive to translate this example...

'Il nous faut une gomme...' applies of 'nous' (whoever this is) but it refers to a specific group of people.

Hope that helps!

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