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DeborahB2Kwiziq community member

Answer i don’t understand

Ils m'ont manqué quand ils étaient partis. Was correct answer but I thought it said when you emotionally miss something it’s supposed to be manquer à. Isn’t missing someone when he left emotional? Thanks 
Asked 2 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Deborah,

If there is an indirect pronoun with "manquer à", then you will use the following structure:

indirect pronouns me/te/lui/nous/vous/leur before manquer

Ils m'ont manqué -> m' me = Indirect pronoun

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

The explanation with "emotionally missing" is used just to differentiate it from the other meaning of to miss or to lack:

"Marie misses Jean." versus "I missed the bus." versus "I lack courage."

Jean manque à Marie. versus J'ai manque le bus versus Je manque de courage.

Answer i don’t understand

Ils m'ont manqué quand ils étaient partis. Was correct answer but I thought it said when you emotionally miss something it’s supposed to be manquer à. Isn’t missing someone when he left emotional? Thanks 

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