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I came across the following sentence:

Mon père pense que les jeunes passent trop de temps en ligne mais je ne suis pas tout à fait d'accord avec il.

Now the word "il" refers to "père." So my question is what is the name of this kind of pronoun. Is it a subject pronoun or is it a direct pronoun? Because were it a direct pronoun we should have used le instead of il. Also is there a way to determine which pronoun to use in general? Thank you.

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    Wherever you came across the sentence it is not correct because "il" is only a subject pronoun. A lesson about French pronouns. It explains also how to determine direct and indirect objects. – Laure Apr 12 '16 at 17:59
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The use of "il" in that sentence is incorrect. It should neither be an indirect nor a direct pronoun.

What should be there is what's called a stressed or disjunctive pronoun or pronom disjoint in French.

I would suggest reading about them here.

That sentence should read,

Mon père pense que les jeunes passent trop de temps en ligne mais je ne suis pas tout à fait d'accord avec lui.

  • Thank you for your response. Can one follow the following logic: If we can place the name of a person instead of a pronoun and the sentence still makes sense, then use Subject pronouns else use other kinds of pronouns. – model_checker Apr 13 '16 at 20:44

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