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Order of nouns

AlanC1Kwiziq community member

Order of nouns

I read somewhere else that you always put the most important first, ie the thing or person that is missed, ie Jean manque à ma sœur ; my sister misses Jean , Jean lui manque ; she misses Jean. Is that a guide worth following?

Asked 2 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Alan,

This is a pretty good pattern to follow when you wish to express 'to miss [sb]' (= manquer à [qqn]). Thank you for sharing this tip with our users! 

Merci et bonne journée !

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Don't know if this is where you read it, but that very good tip is covered in the attached.

https://www.frenchtoday.com/blog/french-grammar/i-miss-you-in-french/

Order of nouns

I read somewhere else that you always put the most important first, ie the thing or person that is missed, ie Jean manque à ma sœur ; my sister misses Jean , Jean lui manque ; she misses Jean. Is that a guide worth following?

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