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Verbe pronominal

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un verbe pronominal : a verb which is conjugated with a personal pronoun nom masculingrammaire
Examples: se coucher (je me couche, il s’est couché), se laver (nous nous lavons, elles se sont lavées), etc.
un verbe essentiellement pronominal : a verb which can only be conjugated with a personal pronoun nom masculingrammaire
Unlike other pronominal verbs, les verbes essentiellement pronominaux do not have a form without a personal pronoun. Examples: se repentir (nous nous repentons), se suicider (ils se sont suicidés), s’évanouir (je me suis évanoui(e)). In other words, we can use the verb laver (to wash) without a pronoun, but we can’t use the verb repentir without a pronoun.

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