Use of Pronoun On

kate--175

kate--175

Can someone please explain why the pronoun 'on' is not being used in this course? Well that is so far, I am at level 4 and none of the grammar lessons are using 'on' when they do explanations. It is used in the conversations. And commonly used when i refer to other sources on the internet. I am confused as to why it would be left out of the rf lessons.
toru e

toru e

Do you mean, the lessons don't *use* "on" or the lessons don't *explain* why they use "on". Because I do remember them using "on" during friendly "banter" between Claire and Paul (like in 2.2 "On fait une pause à la Bastille"), but when they play roles of agent and client, of course they would use the more polite "nous".
kate--175

kate--175

Precisely, the grammar lessons do not explain the use of 'on'. I was working through the lesson 4.8 and they refer to the pronouns: je tu il elle nous vous ils and elles. It does not mention the pronoun 'on' I feel it is a failure to not be explaining this pronoun when they do infact use the pronoun in the conversations. Just wondering if there is a reason to omit this knowledge from the course.
kate--175

kate--175

The grammar lesson explanations do not use 'on'. I was working through the lesson 4.8 and they refer to the pronouns: je tu il elle nous vous ils and elles. It does not mention the pronoun 'on' I feel it is a failure to not be explaining this pronoun when they do infact use the pronoun in the conversations. To me it would make sense to learn all of the verb conjugations together. Just wondering if there is a reason to omit this knowledge from the course.
toru e

toru e

Ah, gotcha. I know later on, they lump 'on' with the third person singular on grammar lessons (I remember Eric's voice), but I think you're right, it was never really clear from the RF lessons that 'on' and 'nous' aren't *exactly* interchangeable because of the politeness usage.

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