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Avant d'avoir de leurs nouvelles

Tom A.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Avant d'avoir de leurs nouvelles

What would the difference in meaning be if you just said 'Avant d'avoir leurs nouvelles'?

Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Tom,

The expression -

avoir des nouvelles de quelqu'un = to hear from someone

just as 

prendre des nouvelles de quelqu'un = to get news from someone

so the preposition  'de' is idiomatic but crucial here.

Bonne continuation!

 

Tom A.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Thanks Cécile ! :)

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