One must sleep at night

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Eve

Kwiziq community member

6 December 2018

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One must sleep at night

Why would you say "Il faut dormir la nuit." instead of "On faut dormir la nuit" for "One must sleep at night"

This question relates to:
French lesson "On = we, one, people"

Chris

Kwiziq community member

6 December 2018

6/12/18

You can say either:

On doit dormir la nuit. Or Il faut dormir la nuit.

Il faut already means "one must" or "it is necessary".

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

6 December 2018

6/12/18

Hi Eve,

The verb 'falloir' only has one form - an impersonal il ---- Il faut

It is similar in meaning to the impersonal 'on doit ..."

If you also look at my answer to a similar question: 

https://french.kwiziq.com/questions/view/il-faut-1

Hope this helps!

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