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On the test the question was "Il pense à sa famille. Elle y pense aussi.

M

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7 January 2016

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On the test the question was "Il pense à sa famille. Elle y pense aussi.

If y = à plus thing/object/location (but not a person) and famille is a group of people why is y used?

This relates to:
Y can replace à + thing / object / location (adverbial pronoun) -

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

7 January 2016

7/01/16

Bonjour M,

Good question. While "family" refers a group of people, in French the fact that it's a group is more important than what that group is comprised of. Y replaces the "group" not "people," if that makes sense.

You can't use y when referring to specific people by name, relationship, occupation, etc. I hope that makes sense.

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