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what if both a and de are there in the sentence what am i supposed to use en or y ?

Susan

Kwiziq community member

7 December 2016

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what if both a and de are there in the sentence what am i supposed to use en or y ?

This relates to:
Y = There (adverbial pronoun) -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

8 December 2016

8/12/16

Bonjour Susan !

You will never use both "y" and "en" together in the same sentence.
In such a case, you will use either "en" or "y" to replace one of the groups, and keep the original other group.

"Je veux des bonbons à la plage." (I want sweets at the beach.)
-> "J'y veux des bonbons." (Not my favourite option, it doesn't sound great to my French ears!)
-> "J'en veux à la plage."

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

Kalonde

Kwiziq community member

29 May 2017

29/05/17

"You will never use both "y" and "en" together in the same sentence."
- I often hear the phrase "Y en a." in response to a question like "Il y a des pommes dans ce magasin?", for example.
Is it then wrong to use "y" and "en" together in the above sentence?

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