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Kwiziq community member
11 April 2018
Are these terms pronouns that can stand alone, or must they be followed by a noun?
This question relates to:French lesson "Quelques, plusieurs, de nombreux = A few, several, many (quantities)"
12 April 2018
i can't think of a good example where they wouldn't be followed by a noun. Maybe something like this?
Combien d'amis avez-vous? -- J'en ai plusieurs.
What did you have in mind?
-- Chris (not a native speaker).
Kwiziq language super star
15 April 2018
These pronouns do go with nouns,
plusieurs amis, certaines personnes, quelques livres...
Even in the example given by Chris, the 'en' replaces the noun 'amis'.
Hope this helps!
17 April 2018
Plusieurs croient que ...
'Plusieurs' is probably the exception here... but the noun 'people' is implied here.
Thank you for bringing it to our attention...
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