"Vous pouvez vous garer ici."

BhupinderA1Kwiziq community member

"Vous pouvez vous garer ici."

In this sentence, why do we use the subject "Vous" twice? Is it incorrect to write it as "Vous pouvez garer ici" ?
Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

You use "vous" twice because "se garer" is a reflexive verb.

The first "vous" is the subject and the second "vous" is the reflexive pronoun, literally:
You can park yourself here.

In French there exists a lot of reflexive verbs and some verbs which can be used either in a reflexive or a "standard" way.

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

AurélieKwiziq team member
Chris is correct here : To park = "se garer" (literally: to park oneself)
BhupinderA1Kwiziq community member
Merci beaucoup!

"Vous pouvez vous garer ici."

In this sentence, why do we use the subject "Vous" twice? Is it incorrect to write it as "Vous pouvez garer ici" ?

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