Where "on" refers to " we" as a specific group of people, should it not be "verrons" rather than "Verra"

DavidC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Where "on" refers to " we" as a specific group of people, should it not be "verrons" rather than "Verra"

Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi David,

In the example you give , it is always: 

On verra    

or

Nous verrons

and will  mean the same thing.

Hope this helps!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi David,

actually, no. On always uses 3rd person singular for the verb. Therefore there can sometimes be an apparent mismatch between verb and participle:

On s'est rencontrés hier. -- We met yesterday.

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

DavidC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
But in one lesson dealing with "on" there were various examples when one used the third person singular or the first person plural. This question as I remember that past lesson indicated that the first person plural should be used in such an instance as this
DavidC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Thank you.

Where "on" refers to " we" as a specific group of people, should it not be "verrons" rather than "Verra"

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