Indefinite articles

AndyC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Indefinite articles

When the lesson states that en, as a pronoun, can replace a noun + a quantity, is this effectively saying that en can replace any noun introduced by an indefinite article? (and the indefinite article itself too of course!)
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AndyC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
For example: As-tu une caméra ? - Oui j'en ai une.
LauraKwiziq team member
Bonjour Andy, Yes, that's exactly what it means.
AndyC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Wow, I hadn't thought of it in those terms before. That really helps. Thank-you.
BeckyB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

I had the question "I found ten eggs, and you? - Me, I found six." The answer was j'en ai trouvé six, but I wrote j'ai trouvé six because there was no specific reference to 'them'. I think the question should read "Me, I found six of them". This would make things much clearer.



IanC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

I had exactly the same problem.  I thought it was a trap where it was not translated as : "I have six of them" just I have six.  The obvious answer was "J'en ai six"  but I thought "...of them" had been deliberately missed to demand a different answer.  Non of the examples in the lesson illustrate this.

Indefinite articles

When the lesson states that en, as a pronoun, can replace a noun + a quantity, is this effectively saying that en can replace any noun introduced by an indefinite article? (and the indefinite article itself too of course!)

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