mettrais or se mettrais

mettrais or se mettrais

I just did an exercise "my ideal day."  I was asked to put into French "I would put on my favorite dress."  I wrote "Je me mettrais ma robe preferee."  (missing accents)  The correction was "Je mettrais ma robe preferee."  Shouldn't "put on" be a reflexive verb?  I put it on myself.
Asked 10 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super starCorrect answer

Hi Carl,

In French 'to put on clothes' is just ,'mettre un vêtement' which is not reflexive so the correct sentence would be -

" Je mettrais ma robe préférée".

You will find lots of examples where verbs might be reflexive in one language but not in the other.

Hope this helps!

mettrais or se mettrais

I just did an exercise "my ideal day."  I was asked to put into French "I would put on my favorite dress."  I wrote "Je me mettrais ma robe preferee."  (missing accents)  The correction was "Je mettrais ma robe preferee."  Shouldn't "put on" be a reflexive verb?  I put it on myself.

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