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Kwiziq community member
31 December 2017
NO: Is-ing and am-ing
La fille derrière qui je suis assis est belle. La fille derrière laquelle je suis assis est belle.
"The girl behind whom I'm sitting is beautiful." Should it have been translated "The girl behind whom I sat is beautiful."
This relates to:Prepositions + qui, lequel, laquelle, etc : on what, behind whom, beside which (relative pronouns) -
1 January 2018
Kwiziq language super star
28 February 2018
Je suis assis means,
I am sitting , or I am sat in the present tense.
The girl behind whom I sat, would use a past tense,
la fille derrière qui/ laquelle j'étais assis.
The verb in this case is, Être assis , which is the verb Asseoir but in the passive voice....
Hope this helps!
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