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Kwiziq community member
21 February 2018
How to determine if it's a general statement
This question relates to:French lesson "Use notre/nos when on means we, but son/sa/ses when it means people (possessive adjectives)"
if substituting "one" for "on" makes more sense than "we", it is a general statement. For example:
On prend nos vacances l'été. -- We take our vacation in summer (we = us in particular).On prend ses vacances l'été. -- One takes one's vacation in summer (we = in general).
I hope that helps, -- Chris (not a native speaker).
Kwiziq language super star
21 August 2018
Hi Cathy ,
You can also think 'people' or 'in general' to the general rather than specific statements.
Hope this helps!
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