'en' stand for what in this sentence below? Merci!

LiyunziA2Kwiziq community member

'en' stand for what in this sentence below? Merci!

- car l'écrivaine 'en' a fait un personnage principal de son œuvre. 
Asked 2 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Liyunzi,

Jim is correct! "En" is a pronoun and replaces/refers to "the home" (Colette's home) that was mentioned at the beginning of the sentence.

When "faire de [quelque chose] [quelque chose]" is used, the pronoun "en" is used to replace the "de [quelque chose]":

L'écrivaine en a fait un personnage principal -> L'écrivaine a fait de la maison un personnage principal

The writer made it into a main character -> The writer made her home into a main character

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Liyunzi,

The writer has made "en"(something previously mentioned in the story) the main aspect of their work.

This is my understanding  --  hope it helps.

Bonne continuation

Jim

'en' stand for what in this sentence below? Merci!

- car l'écrivaine 'en' a fait un personnage principal de son œuvre. 

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