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Use of 'en'

BarrieB2Kwiziq community member

Use of 'en'

In the sentence 'Normalement, j'attendrais patiemment votre prochaine livraison, mais j'en ai besoin etc' I answered ...... mais je l'ai besoin..etc' The lesson on the use of 'en' says, 'Notice that 'en' as a pronoun can replace phrases introduced by the preposition de + [thing]/[object]/[location]. In the excercise, there is no 'de', so why 'en'?



Asked 9 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

the construction is avoir besoin de quelque chose.

J'ai besoin de votre livraison. -- I need your delivery.
J'en ai besoin. -- I need it.

BarrieB2Kwiziq community member

Thanks Chris.

Use of 'en'

In the sentence 'Normalement, j'attendrais patiemment votre prochaine livraison, mais j'en ai besoin etc' I answered ...... mais je l'ai besoin..etc' The lesson on the use of 'en' says, 'Notice that 'en' as a pronoun can replace phrases introduced by the preposition de + [thing]/[object]/[location]. In the excercise, there is no 'de', so why 'en'?



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