You already know that the adverbial pronoun "en" is used to replace quantities. It can also be used replace specific phrases.
How to use the pronoun "en" to replace phrases in French
Look at these sentences with the pronoun en:
Je viens de Paris. - J'en viens aussi !I come from Paris. - I come from there too!
Que penses-tu de cette exposition ? - J'en pense le plus grand bien !What do you think of this exhibition? - I think very highly of it.
Je m'occupe de mes problèmes. Je m'en occupe.I'm dealing with my problems. I'm dealing with them.
can replace plural
Elle a besoin de vacances. Elle en a besoin.She needs holidays. She needs them.
En as a pronoun can replace phrases introduced by the preposition de + [thing]/[object]/[location] (but not people), particularly with verbs that require de.
In such cases, you cannot replace the noun alone with a pronoun; you must replace the whole de + [noun] group with en.
Case of "de" + [people]
In the case of de + [people], the preposition de remains and is followed by a stress pronoun (moi, toi, lui, elle, nous, vous, eux, elles) replacing and agreeing with the noun:
Tu te moques de Paul et Daniel. - Non, je ne me moque pas d'eux !You're mocking Paul and Daniel. - No, I'm not mocking them!
J'ai besoin de ma mère tous les jours. - J'ai besoin d'elle aussi.I need my mother every day. - I need her too.
Examples with uncountable things
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