Is it true that the pronouns on and nous can be used anytime we want to indicate we? I’ve heard that using nous is more formal, but is it wrong?

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Liz

Kwiziq community member

25 February 2019

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Is it true that the pronouns on and nous can be used anytime we want to indicate we? I’ve heard that using nous is more formal, but is it wrong?

This question relates to:
French lesson "On = we, one, people"

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

25 February 2019

25/02/19

Hi Liz,

Indeed you are right, the French will use 'on' for 'nous' all the time that is why teaching it is so important....

In formal written form, 'nous' will be more elegant...

Hope this helps!

 

Faithandrews

Kwiziq community member

8 March 2019

8/03/19

so they can be interchangeably  but french speakers use ''on'' on daily basis. while ''nous'' is used mostly for very formal and written form?

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

9 March 2019

9/03/19

In a nutshell yes....

Faithandrews

Kwiziq community member

14 March 2019

14/03/19

Thanks for you reply.

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