0

J'ai beaucoup lu hier.

J'ai lu beaucoup hier.

Which sentence is correct? When we have parler instead of lu, it should be placed after beaucoup. But for reading, we can quantify the result -- reading a lot (of text, etc.). So are both sentences correct, with the first one putting the emphasis on the action of reading and the second one on the quantity being read?

  • Having parler or lire doesn't make a difference on where to have beaucoup. – Laure Dec 24 '16 at 13:59
0

"J'ai beaucoup lu" est plus correct s'il n'y a pas de complément. Mais on dira "J'ai lu beaucoup de livres".

  • «J'en ai lu beaucoup» ou «J'en ai beaucoup lu»? – Yai0Phah Dec 26 '16 at 12:11
  • Il y a une nuance: «J'en ai lu beaucoup»: beaucoup de livres, mais pas forcément beaucoup de temps, «J'en ai beaucoup lu»: beaucoup de temps, mais pas forcement beaucoup de livres. Du Tolstoï, j'en ai beaucoup lu, des questions sur StackOverflow, j'en ai lu beaucoup :) – xenoid Dec 26 '16 at 14:21
  • C'est intéressant. – Yai0Phah Dec 26 '16 at 15:12
1

Both sentences are correct

"with the first one putting the emphasis on the action of reading and the second one on the quantity being read"

That's exactly that ;)

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.