after "soit" when should you use "de" and when do you omit "de


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19 June 2017

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after "soit" when should you use "de" and when do you omit "de

This question relates to:
French lesson "Soit ... soit ... = Either ... or..."


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20 June 2017


Bonjour Richard ! It depends on whether you're using a verb followed by the preposition "de" or not. E.g. "Je me sers *d'*un outil." (I'm using a tool.) -> "Je me sers soit d'un marteau soit d'un tournevis." "J'ai vu Paul." (I saw Paul.) -> "J'ai vu soit Paul soit Thomas." "Tu as besoin *de* quelque chose." (You need something.) -> "Tu as besoin soit d'un crayon soit d'un stylo." I hope that's helpful! À bientôt !


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28 August 2017


Can you say "Tu as besoin DE soit un crayon soit un stylo"?

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