How to determine if it's a general statement

How to determine if it's a general statement

Asked 4 years ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Cathy , 

You can also think 'people' or 'in general' to the general rather than specific statements.

Hope this helps!

Hi Cathy,

if substituting "one" for "on" makes more sense than "we", it is a general statement. For example:


On prend nos vacances l'été. -- We take our vacation in summer (we = us in particular).
On prend ses vacances l'été. -- One takes one's vacation in summer (we = in general).

I hope that helps, -- Chris (not a native speaker).

How to determine if it's a general statement

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