Question from Laurent, asked on 19 Mar, 2018

У тебя есть c cобой деньги? why can’t we use “с тобой” instead of “с собой”?

Hi, in the question: У тебя есть c cобой деньги? why can't we use “с тобой” instead of "с собой"? Could you please explain to me? Thank you.
1 answer
Answered by Yulia on 19 Mar, 2018

Hi! In this case, "брать-взять с собой" is a collocation.  It is always used with the pronoun "с собой" and not "с тобой". It has to be remembered. It is the same case as, for example, "чувствовать себя", where you can't replace "себя" with "тебя", it is going to be "себя" in all the persons.

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