Tag: Pronouns

Stressed Pronouns (Emphatic Pronouns)

moi = me toi = you lui = him elle = her soi = oneself (used with on) nous = us vous = you eux = them (m.) elles = them (f.) Stressed pronouns, which always refer to people, are used: For emphasis -Moi, je ne suis pas d’accord -C’est lui qui devrait s’excuser, pas…...

Order of Pronouns

The sequence of pronouns before the verb is as follows: me te                            le se          Before la             Before lui           Before y    Before en nous                      les                            leur vous -Il m‘en a déjà parlé -Il ne comprend pas encore la blague. Il faut la lui expliquer après tout. After the verb, object pronouns normally occur in the…...

Position of Personal Pronouns

The normal position for both direct and indirect pronouns is immediately before the verb:  -Je te connais, tu sais.                    -Non, ce n’est pas vrai. Tu ne me connais pas. -Ils ont vendu leur maison?         -Non, ils ne l’ont pas encore vendue.  Nota bene: -When the verb is an affirmative imperative (a command to do something),…...

Personal Pronouns

Subject Pronouns je = I tu* = you il = he elle = she nous = we vous* = you ils = they elles** = they *tu is used to mean ‘you’ as a singular, familiar form whilst vous is used to mark politeness or when speaking to more than one person. **The feminine form…...