Subject Pronoun “on” Français 1
Subject Pronouns Subject pronouns are used when the pronoun is the subject of the sentence. You can remember subject pronouns easily by filling in the blank subject space for a simple sentence. Example: ______ did the job. I, you, he, she, it, we, and they all fit into the blank and are, therefore, subject pronouns.
In French, just like in English, a sentence must have a subject and a verb. When studying French, you must understand subject pronouns before you can begin learning how to conjugate verbs, because the forms of verbs change for each subject pronoun.
Subject Pronouns 1 ST, 2 ND, 3 RD Person Singular • Je I • Tu you Il He /it Elle She /it On one /we, they, the people, someone 1 ST, 2 ND, 3 RD Person Plural • Nous we • Vous you Ils They Elles They
French Subject Pronoun: on = one, we, you, they • On is the indefinite pronoun and literally means one. It's often equivalent to the passive voice in English. • In addition, on is an informal replacement for we, you, they, someone, or people in general.
Examples • Le samedi, on fait du sport. – On Saturday’s, we play sports. • En France, on adore le foot. – In France, they love soccer. • Ici on parle français. – French is spoken here. (passive voice)