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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheUnknown285

Are subject pronouns required in French?

Do you always have to say the subject pronoun when you conjugate a verb or is it like Spanish where you can (are expected to?) drop the subject pronoun when context is clear?

April 3, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lrtward

The pronouns are required.

French is even worse than English about requiring bits of speech here and there ;-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheUnknown285

I guess I keep expecting the rules for one Romance language to be the same as another...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

Sorry, French is different from Spanish, but you can drop them in Italian and in Portuguese.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheUnknown285

Good to know. I plan to do Italian and some point and maybe Portuguese as well.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gatiquo

also Spanish


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ALLintolearning3

Yes, I think that you drop them in Spanish even more often than any of the others.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/UntitledCat

Actually, that's kinda true... LOL


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KaedynElij

Yes, the pronouns are required.

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