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Why can't stress pronouns be used in the singular?

Chris

Kwiziq community member

11 May 2016

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Why can't stress pronouns be used in the singular?

This relates to:
Nous, vous, eux, elles = us, you, them (stress pronouns) -

Chris

Kwiziq community member

17 May 2016

17/05/16

The question was "Nous sommes arrivés! - Oh non, pas ___! (We've arrived! - Oh no, not you!)" I answered with "Toi" (ie in the singular) but this was marked as incorrect with "Vous" given as the only right answer. If you could explain the problem with Toi, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

31 May 2016

31/05/16

Bonjour Chris,


Sorry for the late response. It can't be singular because they are two different people talking.


John: Nous sommes arrivés ! (Linda and I)


Alice: Oh non, pas vous ! (not the two of you!)

Chris

Kwiziq community member

31 May 2016

31/05/16

I have to say that it wasn't at all clear that the "oh non, pas..." was a reply to the people saying "nous..." I had thought it was a continuation - hence my frustration.

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