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lorsque l’on

Brian E.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

lorsque l’on

Hi, in the alternate possibility that is given, “lorsque l'on termine une tour.” is the “ l’ ” there purely for pronunciation reasons? And could we use “lorsqu’on”? I remember something about it being desirable to avoid the sound of the French word “con”. Do friends in casual conversation care about that, or it just something to bear in mind in polite company?

Asked 1 year ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Brian,

Maarten is correct. See link here where a similar question was previously asked: Why the l in front of on in last sentence

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

My experience here is that the ‘l’ is only rarely used in everyday speech. When I listen to podcasts/YouTube’s etc, I hear it used sometimes in ‘scripted speech’, bu still not often in ‘off the cuff’ speech.

lorsque l’on

Hi, in the alternate possibility that is given, “lorsque l'on termine une tour.” is the “ l’ ” there purely for pronunciation reasons? And could we use “lorsqu’on”? I remember something about it being desirable to avoid the sound of the French word “con”. Do friends in casual conversation care about that, or it just something to bear in mind in polite company?

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