Hers or someone else's cat

skylar

Kwiziq community member

29 November 2017

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Hers or someone else's cat

In the context of this statement one assumes Marie is caressing her own cat yet when put in the passive voice it could read as though the cat belongs to someone else...maybe not a great example

This relates to:
Forming La Voix Passive with simple tenses (passive voice) -

Ron

Kwiziq community member

29 November 2017

29/11/17

Bonjour Skylar,
I am in agreement with you on the voix passive form for this phrase. It does not define precisely whose cat it is. Perhaps something like:
Le chat de Marie or something similar since in the original locution, it clearly is Marie's cat that she is caressing.
However, I am uncertain exactly how to express that in French that Marie was caressing her own cat. Perhaps Aurélie or Laura can help out here.

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