Are these terms pronouns that can stand alone, or must they be followed by a noun?

RachelA1Kwiziq community member

Are these terms pronouns that can stand alone, or must they be followed by a noun?

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Rachel,

These pronouns do go with nouns,

plusieurs amis, certaines personnes, quelques livres...

Even in the example given by Chris, the 'en' replaces the noun 'amis'.

Hope this helps!

CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Alan,

'Plusieurs' is probably the exception here... but the noun 'people' is implied here. 

Thank you for bringing it to our attention...

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Rachel,

i can't think of a good example where they wouldn't be followed by a noun. Maybe something like this?

Combien d'amis avez-vous? -- J'en ai plusieurs. 

What did you have in mind?

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

What about:

Plusieurs croient que ...

Are these terms pronouns that can stand alone, or must they be followed by a noun?

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