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Avant de + infinitive

steve i.C1Kwiziq community member

Avant de + infinitive

The guidance says 'any object is placed between the de and the infinitive' so I'm puzzled as to why the example given doesn't end 'avant d'une solution trouver' instead of  the given 'avant de trouver une solution'. Merci!

Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi all, 

Thank you for your input, I have now added the word 'pronoun' after 'object' to make matters clearer.

Bonne Continuation!

 

Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Yes, the sentence is ambiguous: «any object or reflexive pronoun» - but it means 'any object pronoun or reflexive pronoun is placed between de and infinitive'. A minor edit would clarify. 

Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Agreed. That minor edit would remove any ambiguity.

steve i.C1Kwiziq community member

Merci, Chris et Maarten, maintenant je comprends pourquoi!

Avant de + infinitive

The guidance says 'any object is placed between the de and the infinitive' so I'm puzzled as to why the example given doesn't end 'avant d'une solution trouver' instead of  the given 'avant de trouver une solution'. Merci!

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