She gives me four every week

AndrewC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

She gives me four every week

Why cant "She gives me four every week" be translated as Elle ME donne quatre toutes les semaines. Why does it have to be: Elle M'EN donne quatre toutes les semaines.
Asked 2 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team member
Bonjour Andrew ! Because here when you say "She gives me four" in English, you imply "four (of what)", and in French you need to repeat in some capacity the thing that you have four of, which is done with the pronoun "en". Have a look at our related lesson: En with quantities = Of them (adverbial pronoun) I hope that's helpful! À bientôt !
AndrewC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Wow thanks for your quick response and link to more of your excellent notes (they are really helping me a lot!! - I've spent 2 years on duolingo and only now are things starting to fall into place)
AurélieKwiziq team member
I'm very happy that Kwiziq is helping you improve ! Joyeuses Fêtes à vous !

She gives me four every week

Why cant "She gives me four every week" be translated as Elle ME donne quatre toutes les semaines. Why does it have to be: Elle M'EN donne quatre toutes les semaines.

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