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17 November 2017
"Vous pouvez vous garer ici."
In this sentence, why do we use the subject "Vous" twice? Is it incorrect to write it as "Vous pouvez garer ici" ?
This relates to:Conjugate pouvoir in Le Présent (present tense) -
You use "vous" twice because "se garer" is a reflexive verb.
The first "vous" is the subject and the second "vous" is the reflexive pronoun, literally:You can park yourself here.
In French there exists a lot of reflexive verbs and some verbs which can be used either in a reflexive or a "standard" way.
-- Chris (not a native speaker).
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