use of "en" in "si j'en avais les moyens"

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use of "en" in "si j'en avais les moyens"

These exercises are so helpful. Could please explain the usage of "en" in the phrase "Si j'en avais les moyens?" Why is not simply "Si j'avais les moyens?" 

Asked 3 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Casey,

That's an excellent question!

Here "en" refers to "payer une superbe croisière aux Caraïbes":

Si j'avais les moyens de payer une superbe croisière aux Caraïbes -> Si j'en avais les moyens.

See link here: En can replace de + [phrase] (French Adverbial Pronouns)

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

use of "en" in "si j'en avais les moyens"

These exercises are so helpful. Could please explain the usage of "en" in the phrase "Si j'en avais les moyens?" Why is not simply "Si j'avais les moyens?" 

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