Where "on" refers to " we" as a specific group of people, should it not be "verrons" rather than "Verra"

Answered! Jump to accepted answer.

David

Kwiziq community member

14 August 2018

4 replies

Where "on" refers to " we" as a specific group of people, should it not be "verrons" rather than "Verra"

This relates to:
Conjugate voir and envoyer in Le Futur (future tense) -

Chris

Kwiziq community member

14 August 2018

14/08/18

Hi David,

actually, no. On always uses 3rd person singular for the verb. Therefore there can sometimes be an apparent mismatch between verb and participle:

On s'est rencontrés hier. -- We met yesterday.

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

David

Kwiziq community member

14 August 2018

14/08/18

But in one lesson dealing with "on" there were various examples when one used the third person singular or the first person plural. This question as I remember that past lesson indicated that the first person plural should be used in such an instance as this

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

14 August 2018

14/08/18

Hi David,

In the example you give , it is always: 

On verra    

or

Nous verrons

and will  mean the same thing.

Hope this helps!

David

Kwiziq community member

14 August 2018

14/08/18

Thank you.

Your answer

Login to submit your answer

Don't have an account yet? Join today

Think you've got all the answers?

Test your French to the CEFR standard

find your French level »
3223questions6725answers130,991users
I'll be right with you...