Se passer de

ElijahC1Kwiziq community member

Se passer de

How could I say "I can go a day without you" (for example) using the same "se passer de"? I know we can say "Je peux me passer de toi pendant un jour" but could I eliminate the "pendant" and say something along the lines of "Je peux me passer de toi un jour" or "Je peux me passer un jour de toi" (but here you have to split them)?
If not, what would be the correct way to say it? Maybe "pendant" still has to be there in cases such as these?

Asked 10 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Elijah, 

You need the 'pendant' to indicate the duration.

 If you said -

 

Je pourrai me passer de toi un jour 

It would mean something completely different -

 

I'll be able to live without you one day.

 

Hope this helps!

Se passer de

How could I say "I can go a day without you" (for example) using the same "se passer de"? I know we can say "Je peux me passer de toi pendant un jour" but could I eliminate the "pendant" and say something along the lines of "Je peux me passer de toi un jour" or "Je peux me passer un jour de toi" (but here you have to split them)?
If not, what would be the correct way to say it? Maybe "pendant" still has to be there in cases such as these?

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