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29 March 2018
conduite vs conduire
In this sentence: Vous comparaissez devant le tribunal pour conduite en état d'ivresse
why is it not "pour conduire"
This question relates to:French lesson "Conjugate connaître, paraître and derivatives in Le Présent (present tense)"
30 March 2018
"Conduite" is a noun : the conduct. It is not the participle of conduire even if they look the same.
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Bonjour Alan !
Yes here it's the colloquial judicial expression : "la conduite en état d'ivresse" = driving under the influence.
Don't forget that in English the -ing form of a verb can often be used as a noun (his driving is quite chaotic).
Bonne journée !
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