"Vous pouvez vous garer ici."

"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
ChrisC1Correct 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 language super star
Chris is correct here : To park = "se garer" (literally: to park oneself)
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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