Je n'en attendais pas

MichaelC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Je n'en attendais pas

As Judy and Marnie ask. What does the en replace? I am assuming a structue like 'attendre qqch de qqn'. With the de vous for 'de qqn' the end. Is there an implied phrase such as 'I expected nothing less (of this service) from you'?
Asked 8 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Michael, 

Take a look at my answer to the same question below -

https://french.kwiziq.com/questions/view/je-n-en-attendais-pas-moins-de-vous

 

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Je n'en attendais pas. -- I wasn't expecting this.

It's probably best to take this as a fixed phrase rather than overanalyze it. The literal translation would probably be something like: I wasn't expecting (anything) of that. And the "of that" is replaced by en. That's how my brain parses it.

Je n'en attendais pas

As Judy and Marnie ask. What does the en replace? I am assuming a structue like 'attendre qqch de qqn'. With the de vous for 'de qqn' the end. Is there an implied phrase such as 'I expected nothing less (of this service) from you'?

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