When I speak with native speaker friends, they would never respond to any of the "tu veux... / tu penses que... / tu crois que..." questions above with a "le" in their response. I know it's correct, but is this a feature of formal French? When I'm in France, I always hear "Oui, je pense/crois/veux" as a short sentence response when I ask people if they think/believe/want something.
Actual questions I've asked native speakers and responses I've got: Tu veux aller au magasin avec moi? Oui, je veux (bien). Tu penses qu'il reste du pain? Oui, je pense. Tu crois qu'il va pleuvoir? Oui, je crois.
I only see and hear le used when people are expressing a longer idea, like in the lesson example "Pauline pense vraiment que c'est bien de faire des études?" - "Oui, Pauline le pense vraiment." where a long clause is introduced that would have to be replaced by le in a response.
What do you think?
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