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Nous/on

Joakim

Kwiziq community member

31 January 2017

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Nous/on

"et nous, on fera tout ce qui nous plaît" was a sentence from a writing challenge. Is it common to hop back and forth between nous and on like this?

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

3 February 2017

3/02/17

Bonjour Joakim !

Yes, in this case it's perfectly normal, as there is no disjunctive/stress pronoun equivalence for "on", so you revert to "nous".
Therefore, when you want to use a stress pronoun to emphasise or distinguish ("and *us*, we do this"), you will end up using "nous", even if you're using "on" as a subject pronoun.

I hope that makes sense!
À bientôt !

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

3 February 2017

3/02/17

You could also say "Et quant à nous / Et en ce qui nous concerne" :)

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