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On cannot not specifically replace Tu

WandaA1Kwiziq community member

On cannot not specifically replace Tu

Exactly! On means we, one, people. It does not mean you. So, if one did not check tu as a correct answer, then one should not have been marked wrong. On y va means let us go. It does not necessarily signify let's me and you go, even though on may include you. I think tu should not be included as a correct answer. Ok?

This question relates to:French lesson "On = we, one, people"
Asked 2 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team memberCorrect answer
Bonjour Wanda !You are correct when you say that "on" cannot replace "tu" (singular you). However, when used in a general sense, it can indeed have a similar meaning to "vous" (general, plural you).
Unfortunately, you haven't included the specific question you're referring to, so I cannot be more precise in my answer. I have reviewed all our questions, and didn't find any that suggested "tu" as an alternative to "on".
Please if you remember the question, let us know.Bonne journée !
YeA1Kwiziq community member

I think this is in reference to the first practice question in this lesson. I also did not choose the option that implies "on" means "you" in English. I think "on" actually means "one" here, but English speakers often incorrectly or colloquially say "you" in place of "one".

On cannot not specifically replace Tu

Exactly! On means we, one, people. It does not mean you. So, if one did not check tu as a correct answer, then one should not have been marked wrong. On y va means let us go. It does not necessarily signify let's me and you go, even though on may include you. I think tu should not be included as a correct answer. Ok?

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