Sorry for previous two questions: keyboard problems! How would you say “Give me some” when some refers to people (or dogs etc)?

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Diane

Kwiziq community member

20 March 2019

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Sorry for previous two questions: keyboard problems! How would you say “Give me some” when some refers to people (or dogs etc)?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Using double object pronouns in affirmative commands (L'Impératif)"

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

20 March 2019

20/03/19

Hi Diane,

Give me some = Donne/z - m'en 

Can't think of an example involving people or dogs maybe if you elaborate I'll be able to answer you more precisely ...

 

Diane

Kwiziq community member

20 March 2019

20/03/19

Thanks Cécile. It was a general question prompted by the comment that ‘en’ cannot be used to replace a plural noun referring to people or other animate objects. I can see that if you are trying to say ‘Speak to me about them’, you would say ‘Parle-moi d’elles (or d’eux)’ but couldn’t work out how you would say ‘some’ referring to animate objects with the imperative. Perhaps ‘Show me some (dogs)’ would be a better example?

Diane

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

21 March 2019

21/03/19

You would probably would have to say :

Montrez-moi des chiens ...

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