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D'être pris?

DrewC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

D'être pris?

Why does the final sentence, "Plutôt fuir que d'être pris la main dans le sac," utilize être in "d'être pris" vs avoir like in "d'avoir pris." ???

Asked 6 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Drew,

Here it means 'to be caught red-handed' which as in English uses the verb to be (être).

Hope this helps!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

It is a passive construction, which is always constructed with être.

D'être pris?

Why does the final sentence, "Plutôt fuir que d'être pris la main dans le sac," utilize être in "d'être pris" vs avoir like in "d'avoir pris." ???

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