à la recherche de la bête féroce. (why is recherche and not rechercher after à)

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à la recherche de la bête féroce. (why is recherche and not rechercher after à)

In the test question: Le policier est descendu à la cave à la recherche de la bête féroce.

May I ask what the pronoun 'la' refer to in 'à la recherche'? and why recherche is not rechercher after the preposition 'à'?

Asked 10 months ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

« la recherche » - noun (f), not verb - (the) search. « à la recherche de » - basically translates as  "in (the) search of".

ChrisC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

I thought it was a new book by Proust.

à la recherche de la bête féroce. (why is recherche and not rechercher after à)

In the test question: Le policier est descendu à la cave à la recherche de la bête féroce.

May I ask what the pronoun 'la' refer to in 'à la recherche'? and why recherche is not rechercher after the preposition 'à'?

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