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Comment expliquez-vous l'utilisation de « y » dans l'expression « y attaché » ?

J'ai du mal a comprendre cette phrase à cause du « y » : Tel que ledit BIEN existe, s’étend, se poursuit et comporte, avec toutes ses aisances, dépendances et immeubles par destination, ...
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1answer
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Were “en” and “y” always used in French?

To a beginning learner like me, these two pronouns, en and y, are so quintessentially French that they seem to have been part of the language since its very inception, really. However, I have no ...
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Is there any French equivalent for the English “thou”?

I mean, in the same epoch that thou was most used in English. Like a contemporary equivalent, that is.
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Comme on connaît ses saints, on les honore

The translation of this appears to be: To know a friend is to respect him That's completely different from the meaning of the French words. What's the logic behind the original French sentence? ...