Le Discours Indirect et Direct

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Le Discours Indirect et Direct

Bonjour Madame Cécile !

Though, Kwiziq doesn’t have any lessons on this particular grammar topic but I would like to ask a few queries pertaining to this concept -

1. Ma mère me dit, < Lève-toi tôt tous les matins.>

I answered - Ma mère me dit de se lever tôt tous les matins.

 Here, the question is whether we have to use “ se lever” or “me lever” ?   I had gone through the rules in my grammar book which states to use the infinitive form of the verb after de when the sentence is in L’Impèratif . So, why is “se lever” wrong here ?

2. Il demande, < Aimez-vous les chiens ? >

Now, I wrote - Il demande si nous aimons les chiens.

However, the right answer was- Il demande s’ils aiment les chiens.

I request you to please explain the reasons behind the above two queries.

A small request, as a student, to take a glimpse of my previous question posted few days back. I know it’s quite a tedious question but I hope it’ll be done.

By the way, to take a glance is “ coup d’œil” - an expression I learnt just now !

Merci encore Madame !

Je vous souhaite une bonne journée!


Asked 4 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Shrey,

1. It would be ‘me lever’ you have to use the correct reflexive pronoun with the infinitive . You would use ‘se’ with il/elle/on/ils/elles

E.g.

Ma mère leur dit de se lever tôt le matin = My mother tells them to get up early in the morning

 

Ma mère nous dit de nous lever ...= My mother tells us to get up ....

Etc.

2. It depends on the context, the answer could be -

Il (me) demande si j’aime les chiens ( if ‘vous’ is polite form)

Il (nous) demande si nous aimons les chiens (if ‘vous’ was plural)

Il (leur) demande s’ils aiment les chiens ( if you are talking about a separate group of people which doesn’t include you)

Hope this helps!

 

Le Discours Indirect et Direct

Bonjour Madame Cécile !

Though, Kwiziq doesn’t have any lessons on this particular grammar topic but I would like to ask a few queries pertaining to this concept -

1. Ma mère me dit, < Lève-toi tôt tous les matins.>

I answered - Ma mère me dit de se lever tôt tous les matins.

 Here, the question is whether we have to use “ se lever” or “me lever” ?   I had gone through the rules in my grammar book which states to use the infinitive form of the verb after de when the sentence is in L’Impèratif . So, why is “se lever” wrong here ?

2. Il demande, < Aimez-vous les chiens ? >

Now, I wrote - Il demande si nous aimons les chiens.

However, the right answer was- Il demande s’ils aiment les chiens.

I request you to please explain the reasons behind the above two queries.

A small request, as a student, to take a glimpse of my previous question posted few days back. I know it’s quite a tedious question but I hope it’ll be done.

By the way, to take a glance is “ coup d’œil” - an expression I learnt just now !

Merci encore Madame !

Je vous souhaite une bonne journée!


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