Concept Test #54 – The Pronoun “Y”

http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/gr/pro6.html

Rewrite the following sentences, replacing the words in capital letters by the pronoun ‘y.’ Modèle: ‘Bette et Tammy vont A WACO. Elles y vont.’

  1. Fiona passe ses après-midis A LA BIBLIOTHEQUE.
  2. Bette va souvent AU JARDIN PUBLIC.
  3. Tex désire retourner A LYON.
  4. Edouard ne veut pas travailler DANS UN RESTAURANT TEXAN.
  5. Bette n’est pas encore allée EN FRANCE.
  6. Joe-Bob ne va jamais EN CLASSE.
  7. Joe-Bob: On va AU CINEMA ce week-end?
  8. Tammy s’intéresse A LA CULTURE FRANÇAISE.
  9. Tex réfléchit beaucoup A LA PHILOSOPHIE.
  10. Tex, tu joues AUX CARTES?
  11. Tex et ses amis sont allés A L’ALAMO.
  12. Edouard a immigré AUX ETATS-UNIS.

The rules:

  • Y replaces a preposition indicating location plus its object.
  • Prepositions which indicate location include à, en, dans, devant, derrière, sous, sur.
  • With certain verbs y replaces the preposition à when its object is an idea or thing, but not a person.
  • Placement of y is the same as that of direct and indirect pronoun objects: y precedes the verb it refers to, except in the affirmative imperative. In compound tenses, like the passé composé, it precedes the auxiliary.
  • There is no agreement between y and the past participle, since y does not replace a direct object.
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