Question from the Writing Challenge that references "en"

John

Kwiziq community member

25 April 2016

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Question from the Writing Challenge that references "en"

This lesson is referenced in the Week 1, B1 writing challenge but it does not contain information on the use of "en" in the part where the speaker says he will see places in Paris "that I've only seen in photos." The answer uses "que je n'ai vues qu'en photos." Why is en needed there? Thanks.

This relates to:
En can replace de + phrase (adverbial pronoun) -

Gruff

Kwiziq language super star

25 April 2016

25/04/16

Salut John !

In this case, "en" is just the preposition meaning "in", not the adverbial pronoun "en". We have "ne" + "que" = "only" and the "que" has contracted with "en" which is possibly what confused you?

"en photo" means "in photographic form" / "in photos".

Hope that helps!

Pavlina

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2 October 2017

2/10/17

What is the diffeence between en photo and sur le photo? Merci

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