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29 November 2017
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 question relates to:French lesson "Forming La Voix Passive with simple tenses (passive voice)"
21 March 2019
I had the same reaction as Skylar (using hos/her before mentioning the person to whom the thing belongs doesn’t really work in my opinion) and it feels awkward to respond that way even if you know that this is what is expected. This is also one of the situations where I always feel tempted to resort to Passe Simple (“fut caressé”) instead of “était caressé”). Would that be OK here?
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