Empoigne-s-en autant que tu en as besoin.


#1

can someone explain this sentence? I’ve never seen the “s” between hyphens before.


#2

I’d say it simply has to do with the pronounciation of the word. Two e successively would be ugly and you couldn’t distinguish the words from pronounciation.


#3

Double hyphen is WRONG.

In French, all 1st group verbs at Imperatif tense (2nd pers singular) don’t have any “s” :

  • Mange le plat
  • Range ta chambre
  • Joue dans ta chambre

But if they are followed by “en” or “y”, they have an “s”:

  • Manges-en
  • Joues-y
  • Vas-y (not 1st group, but still works)