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Using "de" with rappeler

Janet B.C1Kwiziq community member

Using "de" with rappeler

The lesson gives the example "Elle me rappelle de Paula" to illustrate that it is not correct to use "de" in sentences like this. But I just encountered a quiz question about the imperfect with reflexive verbs in which the correct answer was "Tu te rappelais de moi."  Why is "de moi" correct, but "de Paula" is not?

Asked 3 years ago
Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Tu te rappelles de moi? -- Do you remember me?
Tu me rappelles Paula. -- You remind me of Paula.

Note that the different constructions using the verb rappeler mean two different things:

se rappeler de qqc/qqn. -- to remember something/someone,
rappeler qqc à qqn -- to remind someone of something.

Using "de" with rappeler

The lesson gives the example "Elle me rappelle de Paula" to illustrate that it is not correct to use "de" in sentences like this. But I just encountered a quiz question about the imperfect with reflexive verbs in which the correct answer was "Tu te rappelais de moi."  Why is "de moi" correct, but "de Paula" is not?

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