"Vous pouvez vous garer ici."

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Bhupinder

Kwiziq community member

17 November 2017

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"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" ?

This relates to:
Conjugate pouvoir in Le Présent (present tense) -

Chris

Kwiziq community member

17 November 2017

17/11/17

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).

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

17 November 2017

17/11/17

Chris is correct here :

To park = "se garer" (literally: to park oneself)

Bhupinder

Kwiziq community member

17 November 2017

17/11/17

Merci beaucoup!

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