I was reviewing pronouns using this page:
It mentions using the adverbial pronoun "y" and then gives an example:
I thought that "y" could only be used to reference an inanimate object, not a person.
Are there special cases? What am I missing here?
Thank You in advance.
Yes! In strict grammar terms, you are correct.
The reference above will show "familiar" examples.
Also "je pense à mes amis" can be written J'y pense in the sense Je pense à eux.
So without seeing your point in context, I cannot expand further than above.
Hope this is helpful.
Thanks Jim. I consider Lawless to be a bit of a gold standard, so it is too bad that a note to this effect wasn't included. Usually the descriptions and explanations are very complete.
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