de la carte regorgeant de plats

SeanC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

de la carte regorgeant de plats

Pouquoi le mot "regorgeant" ne s'accorde pas avec le nom féminin "la carte"? J'ai écrit : "de la carte regorgeante de plats".

Asked 7 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Sean, 

The word 'regorgeant' here is a present participle and not an adjective

You could replace the word with 'qui regorge de ', which means overflowing with ...

If you change to 'offrant' 

'...la carte offrant des plats...'

I think it becomes clearer.

Take a look at the following relevant Kwiziq lesson -

 https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/glossary/verbal/le-participe-present-et-le-gerondif

Hope this helps!

MaryC1Kwiziq community member

I think because it’s a gerund, not an adjective.

AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I don't have access to this exercise, so perhaps I'm missing the context, but I wonder about this. Is it really correct not to make the agreement? Is there a subordinate clause or is this just acting as an adjective which should agree, as in the example "regorgeante de police" given below?

https://www.cnrtl.fr/definition/regorgeant

Sean asked:View original

de la carte regorgeant de plats

Pouquoi le mot "regorgeant" ne s'accorde pas avec le nom féminin "la carte"? J'ai écrit : "de la carte regorgeante de plats".

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