why " j'achète un ppantalon." become "je l'achète" ?

AshrafB2Kwiziq community member

why " j'achète un ppantalon." become "je l'achète" ?

Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Ashraf,

Actually it's a bit more complicated!

Here 'un pantalon' means 'a pair of trousers'. Depending on context, you could use l' or en :

J'achète un pantalon. J'en achète un.
(I'm buying a pair of trousers. I'm buying one.)

J'ai acheté un pantalon. Je l'adore !  
(I bought a pair of trousers. I love it!)

J'achète des pantalons. J'en achète. 
(I'm buying some pairs of trousers. I'm buying some.)

You can only use en on its own when talking about a vague or uncountable quantity (some).

I hope that's helpful!

LauraKwiziq team member

Bonjour Ashraf,

It doesn't; j'achète un pantalon should become j'en achète.

Could you please give me the link where you saw this?

AshrafB2Kwiziq community member
I saw it here in this site
AshrafB2Kwiziq community member
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why " j'achète un ppantalon." become "je l'achète" ?

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