In the fourth line : Why is it not ‘passer la premiere’ because the driving instructor is requesting two things: (veuillez) ‘appuyer doucement’ and ‘passer au premier’
Freeform Writing Exercise C1
The two possibilities given for 'to go into first gear' are -
... passer la première (vitesse)
... passer en première(vitesse)
The word 'vitesse' is feminine.
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