Using 'en' in sentences

TomC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Using 'en' in sentences

What is triggering the use of 'en' in the sentence 'le destin en a décidé autrement' ? Is it the fact that 'décider' implies a clause starting with 'de' - or something else ?

I often can't see a simple 'de...' clause that could be interchanged with the 'en'.

Asked 1 month ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Tom,

That's an excellent question! It is the fact that " 'décider' implies a clause starting with 'de' " as you suggested.

Il peut décider de faire autrement he can decide (to do) otherwise

Il peut en décider autrement = he can decide otherwise

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

TomC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Thank you Céline ! :)

Using 'en' in sentences

What is triggering the use of 'en' in the sentence 'le destin en a décidé autrement' ? Is it the fact that 'décider' implies a clause starting with 'de' - or something else ?

I often can't see a simple 'de...' clause that could be interchanged with the 'en'.

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