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on nous vs on se?

Dzoan

Kwiziq community member

5 November 2017

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on nous vs on se?

For reflexive verbs, is it always on se or can it be on nous? For example, we talk (to each other) everyday = on se parle tous les jours. Can it be on nous parle?

This relates to:
Use notre/nos when on means we, but son/sa/ses when it means people (possessive adjectives) -

Chris

Kwiziq community member

6 November 2017

6/11/17

I have only ever encountered "on se....". You are, of course, free to say "Nous nous parlon...." but you already knew that, I am sure.

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Jim

Kwiziq community member

7 November 2017

7/11/17

Hi Dzoan,
"On" can only take the reflexive pronoun "se".
"Nous" only takes the reflexive pronoun "nous".
It is incorrect to mix these pronouns in the way you ask -- "On nous parle tous les jours" is not correct -- it has to be "On se parle ------"
Regards,
Alan (Non native speaker)

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