when we use "en" ex:il y en a qui exagérent

Abderrahmane A0Kwiziq community member

when we use "en" ex:il y en a qui exagérent

Asked 3 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team memberCorrect answer
Bonjour Abderrahmane !

This case is tricky as we omit words in both English and French!
"Il y EN a qui exagèrent !" = "There are [some] OF THEM who are pushing it!"

In French, "en" is used to replace "of them" with quantities, but in this case, we don't express the quantity "some".
We should say "Il y en a [certains] qui exagèrent !", but the expression "Il y en a qui" is very idiomatic and colloquial.

Here is a link to the lesson on "en" :
En with quantities = Of them (adverbial pronoun)

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

when we use "en" ex:il y en a qui exagérent

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