A more basic question:

Robert

Kwiziq community member

10 May 2018

3 replies

A more basic question:

In the example "Ils attendent son arrivée d'une minute à l'autre" would the wording be different if the person awaited is female?

This relates to:
Attendre quelqu'un vs s'attendre à quelque chose = to wait vs to expect -

Chris

Kwiziq community member

10 May 2018

10/05/18

Hi Robert,

in the example, "ils" refers to an all male or mixed sex group of people. If those waiting were all women, you'd simply say "elles" instead of "ils".

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Alan

Kwiziq community member

10 May 2018

10/05/18

No, son arrivée can mean his arrival or her arrival, so there would be no change in wording.

Chris

Kwiziq community member

12 May 2018

12/05/18

Oh, sorry, you are speaking about the person AWAITING, not the persons WAITING. Alan is correct.

-- Chris.

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