How do you choose between “nous” and “on”?

Challenge #5

I think explaining the difference between “nous” and “on” is one of the top 5 questions I get asked about French.

Unfortunately, I have noticed that most of the time, people have had an explanation that is too brief, too simplistic, so they are a bit lost with this concept.

Much like the difference between “tu” and “vous”, we can quickly realize that the explanations needed to master these two pronouns go beyond a simple sentence.

English (Canada)