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what about the " avoir besoin de"?

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what about the " avoir besoin de"?

what about the " avoir besoin de"?
je la besoin? or je lui besoin?

Asked 3 days ago
NanisB1Kwiziq community member

It depends on whatever following the phrase "avoir besoin de" + ....

If followed by thing/object --> it's "EN"

ex: J'ai besoin de  vacances --> J'en ai besoin.

If followed by a person masculin --> it's "LUI" (stress pronoun)

ex: J'ai besoin de Paul --> J'ai besoin de lui. 

If followed by a person feminine --> it's "ELLE" (stress pronoun)

ex: J'ai besoin de ma mere --> J'ai besoin d'elle.

It will never be replaced by "le or la" because "avoir besoin de" is not a direct object pronoun case. Hope this helps !

what about the " avoir besoin de"?

what about the " avoir besoin de"?
je la besoin? or je lui besoin?

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