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7 December 2016
what if both a and de are there in the sentence what am i supposed to use en or y ?
This question relates to:French lesson "Y = There (adverbial pronoun)"
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8 December 2016
29 May 2017
16 February 2019
Hi Kalonde! It's more likely that you are hearing "Il en a" rather than "Y en a". They sound similar to our non-french ears when spoken fast, so it get us puzzled sometimes!
The sentence you hear is "Il y en a" = there are some.
This would indeed be the only case where both are present in the same sentence, but only because "y" is part of the fixed expression "il y a" (there is/are).
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