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How can I decipher the phrase “On en était où?”

So, “en” is an adverbial pronoun which is used to replace “de + nom”. But what noun does it replace in the mentioned phrase?
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Le pronom « y » dans « s'y connaître en »

Selon Advanced French Grammar (p. 147) de V. Mazet. s'y connaître en = Être habile, expert en quelque chose ; s'y entendre = cette définition sur Wordreference Exemples : S'y connaître en ...
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Position des pronoms dans « je la laisse le finir » ou « je le lui laisse finir »

Ceci est issu de la page 226 de Schaum's Outline of French Grammar, 5e edition de Mary Crocker. Laisser and Verbs of Perception plus the Infinitive After the verb laisser and after the verbs ...
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1answer
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Pourquoi « je m'en rappelle » est-il incorrect ?

Récemment, j'ai entendu dire que la phrase suivante est incorrecte : Je m'en rappelle. A l'oreille, cette phrase ne me choque pas, sûrement car on l'entend souvent. Savez-vous pourquoi elle est ...
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122 views

Which one is correct: “Viens là” or “Viens-là”?

I have seen this phrase written with and without a hyphen. Why is that? In which instances is which one right? What verb does "viens" come from anyway?
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Usage of “mettre” with direct and indirect object

Am I right in thinking that the verb mettre can take both direct and indirect object. I looked it up in all the dictionaries I know of, but I couldn't find any examples where it is used with an ...
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Agreement of the past participle in presence of a reflexive pronoun

Les reines se sont succédé(?) Is there any clear reason to explain that succéder is invariable in this case? Is there any French conjugation rule I missed, or is it relative to the verb succéder ...
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Is it necessary to repeat the subject pronoun and the auxiliary verb in compound sentences?

Is it always necessary to repeat the pronoun preceding a verb or auxiliary verb in compound sentences? Such as in English how you could say: “I walked to the shops and bought some food” rather than “I ...
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What is the use of “s” in “ne s'ouvre pas”?

Why do we use a s' in this sentence: La fenêtre ne s'ouvre pas ! Is it because of the two vowels or for the type of verb?