Bonjour Madame Cécile !
Though, Kwiziq doesn’t have any lessons on this particular grammar topic but I would like to ask a few queries pertaining to this concept -
1. Ma mère me dit, < Lève-toi tôt tous les matins.>
I answered - Ma mère me dit de se lever tôt tous les matins.
Here, the question is whether we have to use “ se lever” or “me lever” ? I had gone through the rules in my grammar book which states to use the infinitive form of the verb after de when the sentence is in L’Impèratif . So, why is “se lever” wrong here ?
2. Il demande, < Aimez-vous les chiens ? >
Now, I wrote - Il demande si nous aimons les chiens.
However, the right answer was- Il demande s’ils aiment les chiens.
I request you to please explain the reasons behind the above two queries.
A small request, as a student, to take a glimpse of my previous question posted few days back. I know it’s quite a tedious question but I hope it’ll be done.
By the way, to take a glance is “ coup d’œil” - an expression I learnt just now !
Merci encore Madame !
Je vous souhaite une bonne journée!
1. It would be ‘me lever’ you have to use the correct reflexive pronoun with the infinitive . You would use ‘se’ with il/elle/on/ils/elles
Ma mère leur dit de se lever tôt le matin = My mother tells them to get up early in the morning
Ma mère nous dit de nous lever ...= My mother tells us to get up ....
2. It depends on the context, the answer could be -
Il (me) demande si j’aime les chiens ( if ‘vous’ is polite form)
Il (nous) demande si nous aimons les chiens (if ‘vous’ was plural)
Il (leur) demande s’ils aiment les chiens ( if you are talking about a separate group of people which doesn’t include you)
Hope this helps!
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