Re: À la salle de jeux vidéos (y versus en) [ Would like an answer from a Kwiziq Expert ]

Re: À la salle de jeux vidéos (y versus en) [ Would like an answer from a Kwiziq Expert ]

Bonjour Madame Aurélie !

Thanks for designing this worksheet which was a brain -teaser indeed !

A question which I propose to ask you  is regarding this sentence -

Tout ça pour en arriver là !

The English translation suggests “All that to get there !” But I want to ask what is the very need to use an adverbial pronoun en when the English can be interrupted without en ? Secondly , you specified in the English “ to get from there to there” . Does this play an important role in deciding the option between “y/en” as I answered “y” ?

Merci d’avance !

Bonne journée !

Asked 7 months ago
AurélieKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Bonjour Varsha !

This one is very interesting :)

Yes, the pronoun "en" usually replaces a complement clause starting with the preposition "de".
Here, that clause is implied, and that's to get "from there" (de + [location]) to there!

See our related lesson: 

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/the-adverbial-pronoun-en-can-replace-a-phrase-introduced-by-de

Bonne journée !

C’est très claire Madame Aurélie ! Merci encore !

Bonne journée !

Re: À la salle de jeux vidéos (y versus en) [ Would like an answer from a Kwiziq Expert ]

Bonjour Madame Aurélie !

Thanks for designing this worksheet which was a brain -teaser indeed !

A question which I propose to ask you  is regarding this sentence -

Tout ça pour en arriver là !

The English translation suggests “All that to get there !” But I want to ask what is the very need to use an adverbial pronoun en when the English can be interrupted without en ? Secondly , you specified in the English “ to get from there to there” . Does this play an important role in deciding the option between “y/en” as I answered “y” ?

Merci d’avance !

Bonne journée !

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