le, en, etc.

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le, en, etc.

The question in the quiz read:  Le DJ est insupportable.  Tout le monde ______ pense.  Fill in the blank with y en le, etc.  So the answer is le.  As I understand you use le when it replaces a phrase that starts with que or and infinitive.  Where is the indication that I should use le?  Thanks.

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ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Just as an add-on to Maarten's answer:

Y replaces a phrase introduced with à:
Je vais à la piscine. --> J'y vais. (I am going there.)

En replaces a phrase introduced by de:
Je viens de la piscine. --> J'en viens. (I am coming from there.)

Le replaces a direct object (one without à or de). The verb penser can be used with all three options like this:

Je pense à notre problème. --> J'y pense.
Qu'est-ce que tu penses de cela? --> Qu'est-ce que tu en penses?
Tout le monde pense qu'il se trompe. --> Tout le monde le pense.

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

This particular situation is not specifically covered or explained in the lesson. 

The first sentence is stating an opinion, without including the specifying language - it is 'incomplete', but everyday speech " meaning « (Je pense (trouve/crois) que le DJ est insupportable » 

The 2nd sentence without using « le » would be «Tout le monde pense que le DJ est insupportable » - the clause being replaced is a clause starting with que, even though there is not a « que » to be seen in this snippet. 

Perhaps an example of this fairly common situation from everyday speech would be worthwhile including in the lesson.

le, en, etc.

The question in the quiz read:  Le DJ est insupportable.  Tout le monde ______ pense.  Fill in the blank with y en le, etc.  So the answer is le.  As I understand you use le when it replaces a phrase that starts with que or and infinitive.  Where is the indication that I should use le?  Thanks.

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