Adverbial Pronouns – Free Exercise

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Exercise

Choose the correct adverbial pronoun to complete the sentences.

  1. Je suis dans la cuisine. J’ suis.y replaces sentence parts that begin with prepositions such as dans.I’m in the kitchen. I’m there.
  2. Nous sommes allés en vacances à Rome. Nous sommes allés.y stands for places that are introduced with à.We went to Rome on holiday. We went there.
  3. J’achète trois pommes. J’ achète trois.en represents a partitive function.I’m buying three apples. I’m buying three of them.
  4. Elle a parlé à ses parents de ses projets. Elle a parlé à ses parents.en replaces sentence parts that begin with de.She talked to her parents about her plans. She talked to her parents about them.
  5. Je vais souvent au restaurant de mon oncle. J’ vais souvent.y stands for places that are introduced with à. (au = à + le)I often go to my uncle’s restaurant. I often go there.

Rewrite the sentences by replacing the underlined words with either y or en.

  1. Nous allons à Nancy en vélo.
     y stands for places that are introduced with à.|For word order, see the triangle in the section called Sentence Structure/Declarative Sentences.We’re going to Nancy’s by bicycle.
  2. Nous sommes partis de Paris ce matin.
     en stands for places that are introduced with de.|For word order, see the triangle in the section called Sentence Structure/Declarative Sentences.We started out from Paris this morning.
  3. Sur le chemin, une dame nous a offert des pommes.
     en is used for partitive functions.|For word order, see the triangle in the section called Sentence Structure/Declarative Sentences.Along the way, a woman gave us some apples.
  4. Nous avons roulé sur les petites routes de campagne jusqu’au soir.
     en replaces sentence parts that begin with prepositions such as sur.|For word order, see the triangle in the section called Sentence Structure/Declarative Sentences.We drove on small country roads until the evening.
  5. Demain, nous rentrerons à Paris en train.
     y stands for places that are introduced with à.|For word order, see the triangle in the section called Sentence Structure/Declarative Sentences.Tomorrow we’ll return to Paris by train.

Rewrite the sentences by replacing the underlined words with y or en.

  1. Jacques est habitué à la vie citadine.
     y replaces sentence parts that are introduced with à.|For word order, see the triangle in the section called Sentence Structure/Declarative Sentences.Jacques is accustomed to city life.
  2. Il aime beaucoup aller au cinéma après une journée de travail.
     y stands for places that are introduced with à.|For word order, see the triangle in the section called Sentence Structure/Declarative Sentences.He likes to go to the cinema after a day of work.
  3. Il parle souvent de ses films préférés avec ses amis.
     en replaces sentence parts that begin with de.|For word order, see the triangle in the section called Sentence Structure/Declarative Sentences.He often talks about his favourite films with his friends.
  4. Il aime beaucoup manger des crêpes avec sa copine.
     en is used for partitive functions.|For word order, see the triangle in the section called Sentence Structure/Declarative Sentences.He likes to eat crêpes with his girlfriend.
  5. Le soir, il écrit toutes ses expériences dans son journal intime.
     y stands for places that are introduced with dans.|For word order, see the triangle in the section called Sentence Structure/Declarative Sentences.In the evening, he writes down all his experiences in his diary.