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When used as a pronoun, a cardinal number includes the sense of the understood noun.

—Combien de chats avez-vous?—J’en ai quatre.
“How many cats do you have?” “I have four.”

Quatre is a pronoun, since it refers to the cats mentioned in the preceding question. The pronoun en is required. Remember that un, as a pronoun, changes to une when it replaces a feminine noun.

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When used as a pronoun, a cardinal number includes the sense of the understood noun.

—Combien de salles y a-t-il dans cet institut?—Il y en a vingt.
“How many rooms are there in this institute?” “There are 20.”

The pronoun en is required. Remember that un, as a pronoun, changes to une when it replaces a feminine noun.

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When used as a pronoun, a cardinal number includes the sense of the understood noun.

Il a acheté deux statues.
Elle en a acheté trois.
He bought two statues.
She bought three.

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When used as a pronoun, a cardinal number includes the sense of the understood noun.

Toutes les voitures roulaient à cent à l’heure.
All the cars were driving 100 kilometers an hour.

Here the noun kilomètres is understood from the context.

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When used as a pronoun, a cardinal number includes the sense of the understood noun.

L’armée a dû battre en retraite. Trente mille sont morts. The army had to beat a retreat. Thirty thousand died.

Here the noun soldats is understood from the context.

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1. “How many watches do you (tu) have?” “I have three.”

1. - Combien de montres as-tu?
- J'en ai trois.

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2. “How many newspapers do you (vous) read every day?” “I read two.”

2. - Combien de journaux lise-vous chaque jour?
- J'en lis deux.

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3. She has two birds. He has five.

3. Elle a deux oiseaux. Il en a cinq.

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4. He broke one glass. His brother broke three.

4. Il a cassé un verre. Son frère en a cassé trois.

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5. “How many suitcases do you (vous) have?” “I have two.”

5. - Combien de valises avez-vous?
- J'en ai deux.

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6. I have one painting by this Haitian artist. He has five.

6. - J'ai un tableau de ce peintre haïtien.
- Il en a cinq.

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7. “How many guests were there at the party?” “There were 50.”

7. - Combien d'invités y avait-il à la soirée?
- Il y en avait cinquante.

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8. She bought one dress. Her sister bought three.

8. Elle a acheté une robe. Sa soeur en a acheté trois.

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9. He knows all the inhabitants of the island. She only knows one or two.

9. Il connaît tous les habitants de l'île. Elle n'en connaît qu'un ou deux.

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10. “How many rolls of film do you (vous) have?” “I have ten.”

10. - Combien de pellicules avez-vous?
- J'en ai dix.

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