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Lui vs Elle

Thy M.B1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Lui vs Elle

Hello,

I have a tiny question. If I want to say "I thought about her", should I use:

a) Je lui ai pensée

b) J'ai pensé à lui

c) J'ai pensé à elle

Because I notice that for verb + de, we can use "penser d'elle" (think of her), so for the case verb + à, can we use à + pronouns as well (option b,c)? Can we use "elle" instead of "lui" for such case? Finally, can we use option b) instead of a)?

Asked 1 year ago
Jim J.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hi Thy,

c) J'ai pensé à elle

This is the only correct construction to express "I thought about her"

Penser is a tricky verb to use correctly  -- "penser de"    expresses an opinion.

Whereas    "penser à" expresses a thought process  (as in thinking about a special friend when you are not together at a given moment.)

Bonne continuation

Jim

Lui vs Elle

Hello,

I have a tiny question. If I want to say "I thought about her", should I use:

a) Je lui ai pensée

b) J'ai pensé à lui

c) J'ai pensé à elle

Because I notice that for verb + de, we can use "penser d'elle" (think of her), so for the case verb + à, can we use à + pronouns as well (option b,c)? Can we use "elle" instead of "lui" for such case? Finally, can we use option b) instead of a)?

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