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

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Ashraf

Kwiziq community member

26 February 2016

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

This relates to:
Replacing nouns with le, la, l', les = it, him, her, them (direct object pronouns) -

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

26 February 2016

26/02/16

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?

Ashraf

Kwiziq community member

26 February 2016

26/02/16

I saw it here in this site

Ashraf

Kwiziq community member

26 February 2016

26/02/16

I saw it here in this site

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

3 March 2016

3/03/16

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!

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