Edge cases

DiegoC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Edge cases

Just curious...

Are there realistic examples with verb-y-en?

Is it valid (or possible) to have three pronouns in a row?

Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Diego,

Taken from a recent exercise -

Il s'y connait en mécanique He is very good in mechanics

I can't think of an example with 3 pronouns (but doesn't mean it is impossible) although the meaning might be lost so unlikely to happen.

Hope this helps!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

For an example that uses y as well as en: Il y en a deux. -- There are two of them.
J'y en ai posé deux. -- I put two of them.

But I don't think that's exactly what you were looking for.

DonB1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

I think Diego meant y-en-verb . . . and I think he meant as double pronouns that precede the verb. I don't think that's possible, but there are still a lot of things I don't know about french. The question seems to be one more of curiosity than usability.

Edge cases

Just curious...

Are there realistic examples with verb-y-en?

Is it valid (or possible) to have three pronouns in a row?

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