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Need help with this sentence

In one of the stories, there was this sentence: "Un selfie est une photo que l'on prend de soi-même"

I know what it means, but I don't get the l' part. What does the l' refer to?

April 4, 2018

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The l' is added for euphony. It sounds bad to have que and on together, because "on" starts with a vowel right after a vowel. You could also put "qu'on" but "que l'on" is quite common.

https://french.yabla.com/lesson-Euphony-in-French-On-or-L%27on--328

http://www.larousse.fr/forums/langue-francaise/la-difference-entre-que-l-on-et-qu-on/751'

https://www.frenchtoday.com/blog/french-grammar/understanding-french-on-subject-pronoun

April 4, 2018

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Thanks! Just what I needed.

April 4, 2018
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